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R. H. WALLACE, Editor . . . K. C. ROBERTSON, Business Manage,
THE ANNUAL OF THE
REGIMENT OF MIDSHIPMEN
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
As we embark upon our naval careers, it is fitting that we
should pay a tribute to a man who has been eminently suc-
cessful in the pursuit of his. The class of nineteen thirty-seven
may well take that career as an example to follow, for he
has set a high standard of performance. We could never
measure the respect and admiration that he has commanded
from us during his three years as Superintendent of the
Naval Academy, his last tour of duty, and it is a privilege
indeed to dedicate the Lucky Bag of 1937 to
Rear- Admiral David Foote Sellers,
United States Navy.
It has been our purpose to express in these
pages the events and friendships that have
made our four years here so important and
irreplaceable in our lives. As we come to the
end of the trail begun four years ago, the
work of classifying emotions in the medium
of cold print has been difficult. Just as actions
speak louder than words, so pictures convey
more than a written story. Therefore we
have endeavored to make ours a pictorial
record. If, in the years to come, this Lucky
Bag serves to recall happy hours, to remind
us of past events forgotten, its purpose will
have been fulfilled and our labor will have
been amply repaid.
The Academy — the poles about which our
life turns. First the Yard — our physical
surroundings. Its quiet beauty and the
grandeur of its halls will live in our
memories. In our Administration comes
the personal inspiration. The officers who
guide us to the final objective — that of
making the Fleet better for our presence-
have our great respect. We, as Midshipmen
officers, have welcomed the opportunity to
assist them. It is our Academy and every
officer's — the golden tie that binds us to-
gether in service to our country.
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OUR ACADEMY HOME THE SCENE OF OUR TRIUMPHS
AND MOMENTARY SETBACKS THE HAUNT OF THE D.O.'s
THE PLACE TO WHICH WE RETURN FOR MEDITATION
AFTER WE HAVE MET THE ACADEMICS AND ARE THEIRS.
THE GYM THE SUB AND THE WEAK SQUADS SWEDISH —
AFTERNOON WORKOUTS SILENT BOXING MEETS— THE
GRUNT AND GROANERS OUR TEMPLE OF PHYSICAL
CULTURE THE WATER IN THE POOL IS NEVER WARM.
THE PLEBES' FIRST HELL THOSE RESTFUL EVEN-
ING SKAGS THE SCENE OF THE BEST DANCE
THIS ACADEMY EVER SAW OZZIE AND HARRIET
THE RINGS A VERDANT PLACE OF REPOSE.
BANCROFT S OUTSTRETCHED ARMS A PATHWAY
TO THE HORRORS OF ORDNANCE A TYPICAL EXAM-
PLE OF THE CLASSIC BEAUTY OF OUR YARD THE
ROYAL ROAD TO ROMANCE AT THE DAHLGREN HOPS.
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Exterior Memorial Hall
FROM THIS BALCONY MIDSHIPMEN AND DRAGS GET A
BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF "WHERE THE SEVERN JOINS THE
TIDE." INSIDE ROCKS AND SHOALS 489 PANES OF
GLASS SUMMER HOPS HEROES OF THE GLORIOUS PAST.
THE SCENE OF GLORIOUS EVENTS GRADUATION
THE JUNE BALL HOPS BASKETBALL GAMES ORD-
NANCE COMPETITIONS SPOTTING WE ROLL BACK
THE ROOF TO FIRE THE GUNS COMPANY DISMISSED.'
The Superintendent's Home
A RESIDENCE OF BEAUTY BEFITTING OUR
S. O. P. THE SCENE OF YEARLY RECEPTIONS
IN ITS GARDEN OUR SUPERINTENDENT GIVES
US HIS LAST FAREWELL BEFORE WE LEAVE.
OUR LIBRARY HERE WE FIND RELAXATION IN
THE THOUGHTS OF THE GREAT FRIDAY NIGHT
LECTURES MOVIES FROM WAY BACK THE
PIVOTAL POINT OF THE ACADEMIC GROUP.
The Tripolitan Monument
IN A SHADED GLEN NEAR THE OFFICERS' CLUB STANDS
THIS IMPRESSIVE MEMORIAL TO THE HEROISM OF
THE PAST, GIVING THE EMBRYONIC OFFICERS THEIR
INSPIRATION TO DEFEND THEIR IDEALS TO THE END.
The Chapel Dome
IN THE FOREGROUND THE ORIGIN OF SWEET MUSIC
FRAMED BY THE TREES THE FOCAL POINT FOR
YOUNGSTERS' EYES ON THEIR RETURN FROM THE
CRUISE EMBLEM OF THEIR NEW FOUND FREEDOM.
FAITH EXPRESSED IS A FOUNDATION FOR
GREATER THINGS ITS IMPRESSIVE BEAUTY
CATALYZES OUR FINER INSTINCTS JOHN PAUL
JONES RESTS HERE, FITTINGLY ENSHRINED.
The Mexican Monument
GUARDED BY ITS FOUR CANNONS THIS MARBLE
OBELISK STANDS FOR THE SPIRIT OF SELF SACRIFICE
IN THE PERFORMANCE OF PRESCRIBED DUTIES
WHICH PERMEATES OUR NAVAL TRADITIONS.
STEAM STEAM AND MORE STEAM FOUR YEARS
HAVE IMPRESSED US WITH THE IMPORTANCE OF
VAPORIZED WATER INTERNAL COMBUSTION
DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY "OH HOW WE SUFFER."
THE MOST MODERN BUILDING IN THE YARD
THE HOME OF NAVY CREWS THE LAIR OF
THE N CLUB SITE OF THE N DANCE, IT HOUSES
OUR ATHLETES IN THEIR LIGHTER MOMENTS.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
President of the United States
Claude Augustus Swanson
Secretary of the Navy
Rear Admiral David Foote Sellers
Captain Forde A. Todd
Commandant of Midshipmen
Commander Walter S. De Lany
Commander W. W. Meek
Lieut. Commander R. U. Hyde
Assistant to the Commandant
Lieut. C. E. Cullen
Commander W. N. Thomas (Ch. C.)
Lieut. Commander H. S. Nielson
Assistant to the Executive Officer
Lieut. Commander J. E. Johnson (Ch. C.)
Top Row.- Edgar, Christie, Blanchard, Hull, Parrott, Burford, Galbraith, Pryce Cullen
Second Row: Nutter, Padgett, Nielson, Coney, Bolton, Klauer, Cloughley, Longhead, Dortch
Bottom Row: Wessel, Meek, Cobey, Todd, Philbrick, DeLany, Hyde
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HE mission of the Naval Academy as definitely stated
gives a big job to the Executive Department. Theirs is
the thankless task of whipping into shape every year a new
crop of plebes, many all unknowing of even the simplest
requirements of a midshipman's life. They enforce the dis-
cipline which, in spite of its obvious necessity, is often rather
confining. It is the task of this body of men to instill in us
the love of the service, the ability to lead, and the many
executive requirements of the naval officer. We first were
guided by them in our confused days as plebes. They started
us on the right track in living our singular life here more
successfully. The intricacies of infantry were taught to us
step by step. They showed us how to coordinate brain and
muscle, and brought together in harmony the furrow-step-
ping farm boys, the ball room dancing city fellers, and those
whose only previous means of locomotion was the automo-
bile. Through four years they have been our guiding angels,
helping us over our rough spots, burning our wings with
extra duty when we played with the wrong flame, and
finally turning over to us in our last year here a great part
in the direction of the Regiment. When we finally leave to
take up our duties in the fleet with their varying responsi-
bilities, we will remember that much of our four years'
training has been spent under the direction of the Executive
Captain F. A. Todd
Head of Department
Top Row: Monical, Reynolds, Metzger, Kirby, Hermann, Johnson, Stephenson, Greene, Clark
Second Row: Stagner, Siatkowski, Thompson, Mason, Olavesen, Morgan, Branham, Youngren
Third Row: Duvall, O'Donnell, Ageton, Hyatt, Pope, Tallman, Watson, Lankenau, Maher, Belch,
Caldwell, Mead, Filbry
Bottom Row: Decker, Jenkins, Maher, Quigley, Vossler, Du Bose, Hunt, Lee, Brittain
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SEAMANSHIP AND NAVIGATION
THIS department made our acquaintance in cutter drills,
jackstay sessions, and signalling tests, but we still had
not really seen their true colors, the grandiose red "X's,"
and the much more appreciated blue checks in our P-work
books. They taught us of the mysteries of declination, de-
viation, and azimuth. They led us along the straight and
narrow among the ramifications of Ageton, Dreisenstock,
and Marc St. Hilaire. The primary duty of the Officer of the
Deck of a modern battleship is the safe navigation of his
ship, and the place of this department in the training of the
future young officer is evident. We heard sea stories about
the finger sextant, the destroyer that dropped anchor after
days at sea in a thick fog, and killed two men on the dock,
and many others. On first class cruise came our first practical
test of just what could be done with the theory of naviga-
tion that we had learned. There seemed to be cooperation
between the horizon and the stars so that when one was
present the other was conspicuous by its absence. The tactics
of modern warfare were taught to the embryo strategists in
our class under the able direction of this department. Now
we take leave of the Nav Department with happy memories,
and carrying firmly emblazoned on our memories the sten-
torian battle cries — "'Calculated greater away," and "Sail
Hypo William" — so we give four bells and a jingle and
proceed to the Fleet for our future life.
Captain F. A. L. Vossler
Head of Department
Top Rotar Connelley, Chandler, Hobby, Pogue, Humphreys, Laffan, Jordan, Day
Second Row.- Sampson, Mitchell, Tibbetts, Evans, Heil, Anderson, Wolleson
Bottom Row: Bartlett, Welch, Balsley, James, Herrmann, Clay, Parker
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ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY
THE Chinese have been referred to in no uncertain terms
as a clever people. They have conceived some inventions
one of which is the bane of many midshipmen's lives —
gunpowder. From plebe summer to Diploma, the Depart-
ment of Ordnance and Gunnery is an ever present evil.
Ordnance is an important factor in naval success, but even
such an indisputable truth cannot furnish recompense to
the unsat. At the rifle range, in the classroom, and in the
armory, ordnance maintains its evil disposition. Confiden-
tial publications, torpedoes, interior and exterior ballistics
follow by in rapid succession with the menace of the little
red book forever present. On summer cruises ordnance takes
on a more pleasant aspect. Much hard drill must of course
be carried out, but when the day comes for S R B P each
man feels a quickened pulse as the big guns speak with
their voices and actions controlled by midshipmen. One
thing the Ordnance Department firmly insists upon is the
absolute observance of all safety precautions. The wisdom
of this is generally realized, but the trouble which such
action involves is naturally the cause of much growling,
and when safety precautions are carried so far that first
class must wear garters to keep from tripping over falling
socks, it is a shame indeed. A long time after graduation
we will remember this department's favorite expression:
"Those who have fired twice or more fall in on the left;
those who have fired less than twice, fall in on the right;
those who have done neither, stand fast."
Captain Jules James
Head of Department
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Top Row: Clark, Willcox, Cronin, Stoddard, Landstreet, Farrow, Creasor, Phleger, Wilkinson, Lillard, French
Second Row: Beneze, Page, Gates, Goodall, Day, Talbot, Brown, Parker, Farrell
Third Row: Gingras, Eakens, Mclsaac, McCool, Slaven, Yeager, Sharp, Fitzgerald, Burt, Ryan, Dusinberre
Bottom Roiv: Ward, Downes, Carr, Godwin, Bruce, Burhans, Bannerman, Vetter, Butterfield
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THE trials and tribulations of the Steam Department
will haunt the minds of many when other memories of
the Academy have become quite dim. Four years of work
in Isherwood Hall have been to a few a source of pleasure
and velvet, to most of us a source of worry and wonder.
Beginning plebe year with the drawing room and moving
rapidly through Johnny Gow, metallurgy, heat transfer
(remember Dusie's pride and joy?), those wearisome weeks
of second class summer, then on to thermodynamics, naval
machinery, construction, until finally we reached M. E. I.,
Steam has gotten progressively worse. Whoever planned the
academic group wisely placed the Steam building off by
itself. The mind can scarcely realize the horrors that would
ensue were this building placed where its spirit could per-
meate the others. Perhaps that is too harsh a viewpoint,
for we will all remember those few moments at the end of
the period when the chalk dust had settled, and the prof
sat back and said, "Any more questions, gentlemen? No?
Well, I'll tell you about an experience I had out on the
China Station." Out would come such gems as the one
about the destroyer that used her ash cans to secure a fish
dinner for all hands, or even that masterpiece about the time
the mess cook spilled the beans down the blower. It is
possible that sometime, when the temperature in the fire-
room reaches 140° and there is no shade, such happy mem-
ories will make us smile.
Captain Bryson Bruce
Head of Department
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Tof R<w.- Wilson, Ball, Littauer, Stotz, Hawkins, Currier, Hammond, Kern, Conrad, Lamb, Church
Second Row: Adell, Moore, Kneeland, Lyle, Rodgers, Scarborough, Addison, Tyler, Gates' Kells
Searles, Mayer, Boyd
Bottom Row: Dillingham, Korns, Eppes, Dees, Leiper, Smith, Capron, Stein, Galloway, Martin,
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
AT the end of youngster year there is always a big cele-
XJL bration — the burial of Math. For two years each class
must fight its way through the intricate maze offered by
this department and woe betide the unwary one who has
the mistaken idea that Math is fruit. Math demands con-
stant attention — the trees bear out the truth of this to those
who sometimes doubt. Solid geometry during plebe summer
is the first omen of the storm to come, and it is followed by
trigonometry and college algebra — remember tossing those
pennies to see just how many would come up tails? Calculus
is another snare and youngster year with its rapid succession
of differentials, mechanics, and spherical trigonometry is
far from a pleasant thought. Thus it is no wonder that each
class so joyfully buries Math. Math may be dead, but its
spirit lives on — in ordnance, juice, and steam where we
found sadly that now we had to use all those formulas we
thought we could forget. We realized then why we had
studied so much Math — taking an ordinary four year course
in two. It was simply a means of preparing us for these
practical subjects, and in the end we finally came to ap-
preciate the necessity of having this department. Math
forms the groundwork for much of the work done by the
Navy, be it in building, running, or fighting ships. Math is
dead — long live Math; and the slip-stick reigns over all.
Commander W. W. Smith
Head of Department
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Top Row: Gray, Bibby, Daniel, Lyttle, Schieke, Malone, Howard, Marshall
Second Row: Zemmer, Leith, Roedel, MacDonald, McCune, Coley, Thomson, Hall, Roth, Dodson, Ballou, Andrews
Third Row: Legg, Leppert, Goodnough, Pearson, Eaton, Thayer, Doe, McFadden, Southworth,'
Forbes, Jensen, Outerbridge, Akin
Bottom Row: Tillson, Olsen, Derx, Glutting, Vanderkloot, Smith, Conolly, Dashiell, Briscoe, Hungerford, Wyatt
THE naval officer of the present day needs a firm founda-
tional understanding of the physical sciences. Electric-
ity has come to fulfill an important function in modern day
maritime travel, and it promises to be even more important
in the future. It is the aim of this department to indoctrinate
the future officers of our navy with the rudimentary prin-
ciples of chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, and
radio. The short period of instruction available makes the
job one of considerable magnitude. Plebe year with our
slipsticks locked at a constant 6.06 X iQ 23 we probed the
mysteries of the atom. At the same time we learned the
applications of chemistry to our profession, in explosives
manufacture, gas defense, and boiler water analysis. Young-
ster year Slipstick Willie led us in the paths of torque, pre-
cession, and spin. Many were the brows wrinkled with care
as we tried to fathom the intricacies of rotors, inductance,
reactance, and E = E„,„x sin wt. We pondered the principles
of electric drive ships, and thanked our lucky stars for chief
warrant electricians. Finally we met radio on a purely
professional basis, and began to understand why that radio
of ours hummed and crackled the way it always did. The
Juice Department introduced us to the sciences which under-
lie modern construction progress, and made us more capable
of following the changes which are sure to come as our
knowledge of these natural forces becomes more widespread.
ENGLISH AND HISTORY
MOST graduates of high schools naturally assume that
upon receiving their diploma they have full command
of the English language. The Bull Department, however,
serves as a rude awakening for such individuals. Those who
aspire to be "officers and gentlemen" must serve a new
apprenticeship, during most of which English changes from
the tried and true friend of the past to a mysterious stranger.
Such is the manner in which we learn true English, and the
plebe learns two English languages — one for the classroom,
and the other for ordinary use. Once past this stage in the
course the study becomes much more entertaining and
decidedly easier. A study of the famous poems of our lan-
guage is followed by one year of history, half of which is
naval history. From the first rude canoe down through the
Battle of Jutland with its eternal riddle, the sea fighters of
the world with their glorious traditions march before us.
A study of contemporary literature gives a glimpse into dis-
tant lands. First class year holds for us a great thrill — at
last we may select one course which we wish to take, an
opportunity afforded only by this department. For some
few the course has been unpleasant, but in the future there
may come a time when the toastmaster glances around the
table and then announces that you will speak. It is then
that the Bull Department and its painstaking efforts at
broadening our minds and cultivating our speech will be
Professor C. S. Alden
Head of Department
Top Row- Russillo, Hines, Vazquez, Hickox, Thomas, Caufield, Sewell, Goyette, Nostrand, High, Hewett
Second Roiv: Lajoye, Saurette, Carson, Winchell, Fowler, Fowler, Dahlgren, Starnes, Rutt
Bottom Row: Purdie, Baber, Olivet, Pursell, Crosby, Fernandez, Ansel, Colton, Whiteford
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r DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES
IT certainly is a swell feeling to go home on leave and
nonchalantly astound our friends at home with words
and phrases borrowed from the various people across the
broad Atlantic. The Department of Modern Languages fills
an important position in our Academy life. They take us
in hand when we enter and try to shape for us a correct
pronunciation in our chosen foreign tongue. Then they lead
us among the maze of foreign grammar. During the first
three years Dago furnishes for some a relaxation from the
coldness of our sciences, and for others their only pitfall.
Youngster cruise comes, and the Dago savoir uses his
"Habla espanol," or "Parlez-vous" on every foreigner met.
Then we come to practical languages, naval phraseology.
The knowledge of a foreign language may lead in future
service life to interesting special duties such as advance
agent for the commanding officer ashore or a post at some
embassy. The Dago Department, consisting as it does of
some of the most noteworthy characters of our faculty, has
had the big job of teaching modern languages to people of
widely varying interest, but they have done their job well.
We can thank them in later life when a well turned phrase
chokes the people who snicker at our linguistic abilities.
Remember the sun, snake, triangle, and other allied geo-
metry, and the vocabulary becomes sheer fruit. All one needs
is the universal formula and all languages become one.
Captain H. H. Crosby
Head of Department
Top Row: Davison, Comly, Todd
Second Row: Young, Hensel, Newton, Mcintosh, Tortorich
Bottom Row: Dupre, Hall, McBride, Robert, Biggs
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t ECONOMICS AND GOVERNMENT
A FEW years ago the curriculum of Uncle Sam's school for
JT\. spoiled and pampered pets was modified somewhat —
the result a new department — Economics and Government.
It was believed that all midshipmen should have a clear
idea of how governments and individuals conducted their
affairs, and from this idea sprang our latest baby. The
growth and progress of this baby has been a joy to the
officers connected with it and to the midshipmen. Believing
that its scope was such that it could vary somewhat from
the methods used by other departments, E and G decided
to present its subject in a new way. Giving out the questions
to be asked at recitations in advance of the period was a new
idea. Allowing time for free discussion in class was another
thing immediately popular. In addition to the new method
of presentation the subjects covered have been well received.
A study of our own government was followed by an analysis
of European countries and then followed a year of Eco-
nomics. A carefully chosen group of experts delivered lec-
tures presenting views and discussions of the subjects being
covered. Modern and interesting, each new study was one
that was not only a pleasure to bone, but which would
surely prove to be valuable later on. It is with real regret
that we leave this department for our work has truly been
a pleasure. Those study hours in our rooms to prepare for
exams and those "to be read in rooms" assignments will be
Captain L. B. McBride (CC)
Head of Department
Top Row: Webb, Lynch, Fiems, Karow, Snyder, Taylor
Second Row: Sazama, Aamold, Foster, Thomson, Wilson, Ortland, Schutz, Deladrier
Bottom Row: Gilmore, Cross, Pirie, McFall, Giffen, Bowman, Hamilton, Honaker, Mang
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Ir PHYSICAL TRAINING
EECREATION is necessary in the life of any man, and
l. the Physical Training Department helps us to direct
the use of our leisure time (such as it is) into channels which
will benefit us by building up healthy bodies. Without this
last qualification the naval officer cannot hope to succeed
in a job which requires constant alertness and the ability
to make quick decisions. All of our athletic coaches who
direct so successfully the Big Blue Teams that year after
year have their place in the top flight of the inter-collegiate
representatives are members of this department. Intramural
sports also are directed by this branch of our academic
board. Every midshipman is encouraged to participate in
some form of athletics. In this way the principles of sports-
manship and good fellowship which are necessary in the
makeup of a leader are indoctrinated in the regiment. We
have had long back breaking Swedish drill — "To forward
lying on the right side." We have tried to swim the re-
quired tests with that chocolate eclair that we had for chow
pulling us down-ward. We have grunted and strained while
wrapped up in those ingenious gadgets — the strength ma-
chines. Finally we have received instructions in the great
social sport, golf. Throughout our association with the
members of this department we have found that they have
a real interest in our welfare, and that they are always ready
to help us in any way possible.
Captain R. C. Giffen
Head of Department
DEPARTMENT OF HYGIENE
NO matter where one finds his niche — in the Navy or
on the outside — hygiene is important. The mission
of the Naval Academy places emphasis on "sound minds
in healthy bodies." Many departments help to produce the
sound minds but only this one has the important task of
showing us the importance of our physical condition. The
Department of Hygiene fulfills its job well. From the first
plebe summer lecture to the end of our careers as midshipmen
this department stands by to instruct and give us a helping
hand. Sick Bay, the hospital, and Misery Hall are places of
solace for the sick, lame, and lazy. Well given lectures and
a single examination comprise the whole course, but the
principles of good health are well covered. The work of
this department never ceases, for there are always dental
work, beauty rests, eye refractions, sprains, and bruises to
be taken care of. Even during the summer cruises the advice
and counsel of the doctors carry on the good work that has
been done ashore. It is on the cruise more than anywhere
else that the importance of hygiene in the navy is recog-
nized. Crowded living conditions and facilities necessarily
inferior to those ashore call for a constant effort to keep
oneself fit. The good naval officer is concerned not only with
his own health but with that of the men under him, and the
Department of Hygiene gives the necessary information to
maintain a healthy ship.
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Cousins Ball Davies Anderson
Lt. Comdr. L. P. Padgett, Jp
Nielsen Chambers Patrick Wallace Barki.i
Dr. R. V. Hull
Cunningham Patriarca Narter Cassidy
West Patrick Young
Moore Lirette Mehlhop Woodard Lajaunie
Narter Obermeyer Bottenfield
Jordan Patriarca Lirette Taylor Hirschberger
Mountrey Obermeyer Cunningham
Stokes Waugh Wilsie Reese Harper
Byrum Taylor OHare
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Waugh Harper Ballinger Reese
Reid Taylor Byrum
Lt. (j.g.) C. G. Christie
McKaig Rowe Ramsey Thompson Witters
Burt Lanham Crenshaw
Gibson Pond Shaffer Barkley Carr
Stuessi Schmidt Carroll
Swift Norman Barry Smith
Lt. Comdr. L. P. Wessell
Lt. J. H. Parrott
Bennett Dressendorfer Williams Kelly Rixey
Brown Hart Vance
Lt. J. C. McCuTCHEN
Simpson Huey Sherry Rengel Bottomley
Swift Miller Gustin
Lt. J. W. Blanchard
Transue Molteni Cheney Sanderson Scales
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Shea Lansdowne Hartman Morse Gibson
Ross Farrington Barry
Rimmer Hall Hartman Ross
Farrington Halla Molteni
Lt. Comdr. S. T. Cloughley
Lt. W. P. Folk
Shreider Walsh Dally
Morrell Stewart Colbert Carnes Edwards
Anderson Zellner Dally
Walsh Adams Moore Zellner
Messenheimer Watkins Morrell
Stevens Merryman Nixon Garvin
Dyson Jones Held
Lt. D. L. Nutter
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Garvin Rankin Patty Mehlig
Jones Soucek Browning
Lt. H. B. Edgar
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Hughes Mead Snodgrass Clark Wengrovius
Patterson Reece Huelsenbeck
Wildt Hughes Patterson
Snodgrass Stevens Reece
Lt. Comdr. C. E. Cc
Eddy Groves Hartmann Kreikenbaum
Arentzen Spruance Ramey Strong Smith
Lt. E. C. Loughead
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Elliott Bell Hartmann
Baker Scofield Currier
Newell Harveson Whistler Lake Hendertch
Groves Smith Bevernick
Lt. (j.g.) W. J. Galbraith
WlLLEY PEARSALL BuCKLEY KlNG
Smith Matheson Arentzen
Groves Smart Bevernick Thomas Henderich
King Matheson Willey
Lt. R. F. Pryce
3aer Bernard Otter Burch
Hughes Rydeen Mayes
L. V. Julihn, President
.here is an old and well loved navy song about Four
Years beside the Severn — four full, quick years. Academ-
ics, hops, summer cruises, football trips, leaves — already
they form a fast receding kaleidoscopic vision of pleasant
memories. There have been rough spots — and sad ones
too. We have bid goodbye to a full fourth of the class
that entered in the summer of .1933 — victims of annual
physicals, academics, or executive discipline. The three
hundred and twenty remaining have realized a collective
ambition — the class of 1937 is ready to enter the fleet as
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officers of the United States Navy. Some few recollections
are still too vivid and too close to us to form a true
background. For the first time in over a decade an
academy class has seen the Navy break even with Army
in four years of grueling football competition. Regardless
of their true importance, those two victories will always
retain a hallowed place in our memories. Of our two
European cruises no taste of hardships or irksome duties
remains; there is only a treasured store of experiences
and friendships among the most hospitable of the foreign
T. A. Culhane, Vice-President
A. W. Rich
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nations. Of the academic years only two stand out — the
one of indoctrination as plebes and the one of culmina-
tion as first classmen. Socially, the Youngster Showboat
and the never to be forgotten Ring Dance will stand as
the criterion for future years. We can not speak of leaves
collectively — such pleasures, triumphs, and ecstasies as
they afforded are hidden behind the cloak of individual-
ity. The one fire kindled throughout these years that
will not dim with passing time is the respect and love
of the Service that has slowly and imperceptibly crept
into our characters. The close contacts with, and the
examples set by the officers attached to the academy
have laid before us the ideals of the Service. From them
we have drawn the receptive background for an ever
increasing appreciation of service in the naval sense.
This is our most valued and least realized possession.
To the academy and those who succeed us we leave a
still faintly ringing Japanese Bell, a wealth of tradition
which must not be destroyed, and a poignant assurance
that the years at the Naval Academy form the sounding
board of all future emotions and endeavors.
F. D. Case, President
.he end of three years of strife; the birth of the one
of glory, R. H. I. P., the ring new and heavy on your
finger. Seems only yesterday that we were called here
as the class of '38. Remember how your knees shook at
the physical exam? And the life during plebe summer —
infantry, pulling cutters under a blistering sun, chow-
hounds at meals, the might with which the report
seemed padded with injustice. The return of the cruise
and watching the upper classes depart on leave left a
lump in your throat — but gave us a month of heaven.
And then the step into the dark and unknown — how
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C. D. Brown, Vice-President
confidently we entered, only to lose the blitheness during
that first meal with the regiment of which we were now
a part, albeit only plebes. Remember studying like the
devil during the week to ward off the terrors of Math
and Steam only to let loose over the weekend at the
games, that 3-0 accompanied by the heavenly bliss of
carrying on 'til Christmas leave — recall the thrill? Fi-
nally June Week with its "No More Plebes" followed by
Youngster cruise, begun with four days of storm and sea-
sickness, the thrill of foreign ports, days at sea, S.R.B.P.,
our first "Sep" leave with its super-left-arm swing.
J. A. Saxton, Jr.
Gosh! that month went fast — another year, and the
realization that the promotion from plebe to youngster
was the greatest thing ever to have happened, a heavy
skinny course with its lighter moments — and math!
Christmas leave again, the O. A. O. Suddenly midyears,
and it's beginning to hurt to lose classmates. The re-
mainder of that six month battle, the burial of math
marking the realization of that anticipated second class
summer — with the rude awakening to the "play ball
policy." But flying, a month of actual pleasure cruise,
cits, hops, week-ends few but grand — and then the big-
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gest leave yet. Remember the return to being "some-
body" — those two diags surely bolstered up the self-
esteem, gave one a new outlook on the service and the
years to be. Second class year, with Thermo turning hair
grey, Nav driving all hands slowly crazy, Ordnance
doing its very best to help — was there no escape? Leave
better than ever helped, and the return to the Navy
after Christmas didn't seem so bad — dreams of the ring,
first class cruise, a year on top, all dreams slowly coming
true — and then June Week again with the RING! With
a happy-tinged-with-sadness farewell to Thirty-seven,
it's "Thirty-eight take charge."
E. M. O'Herron, President
.ere we are, the survivors of those two first vigorous
and somewhat inglorious years at this institution. All
of us came here with vague dreams and illusions of
grandeur which soon faded in our contacts with realities.
We've lost our dreams, and some, perhaps, their illusions,
but in place of these we have acquired ideals and friend-
ships which we will always cherish. We have learned
to expect work as well as pleasure in our daily routine,
and, having run the gauntlet of experience for two years,
we have come to realize that the good which we derive
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from this training far exceeds the work necessary to
obtain it. We came here, eight hundred and sixty-one
strong, from all parts of the country and from all walks
of life. We soon found ourselves in step with the best
traditions of this academy. Plebe summer with all its
attending miseries passed all too soon. Little did we
realize then that those carefree tiresome days would
afford us some of our happiest memories. Then academic
year reared its gruesome head and began to take its toll
on our numbers. Some of us failed to adapt ourselves to
T. J. Walker, Vice-President
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J. L. Dean, Secretary-Treasurer
the routine and fell by the wayside; for them we will
always feel sorry. That first year seems to have been a
nightmare. Still, it was not entirely devoid of pleasures.
Who of us will ever forget that first Christmas leave?
Or those too, too few times when we were allowed to
drag? They were pleasant times, but we were not sorry
to see June Week and graduation come and go, for it
was then that we finally came into our own. The cruise
brings to us a variety of memories — memories of cold
salt water on bare feet, crowded wash-rooms, the smiles
of beautiful girls, imposing sights, and historical places.
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It was an experience we won't forget, and the many
lessons it taught us are priceless. Youngster year has
been a revelation. It was nothing like what we had
expected. For, with the assumption of that narrow stripe
on our sleeve, we assumed responsibilities which were
greater than we had expected. However, we readily
responded to these new responsibilities, and now class-
mates of ours can be found on every athletic team and in
every extra-curricular activity here at the academy. We
have made mistakes as a class, but we have always tried
our best, and more cannot be expected.
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even hundred strong, we, the class of '40, were intro-
duced to life at the Naval Academy during the hectic
days of plebe summer. Seamanship drills, infantry drills,
mass singing, rifle range drills, and English lectures took
up most of our time, and we spent most of our spare mo-
ments getting acquainted with the grounds and finding
out why Stribling walked. Not until the regiment
returned from leave did we begin to appreciate the com-
parative luxury and freedom of plebe summer. The foot-
ball season offered several week-ends of relief and helped
us forget for a few moments the terrific battle that we
were waging with the academic department. As a perfect
climax to our first football season at the academy, we
returned from Philadelphia with a victory over Army.
Every man in the class thoroughly enjoyed the few short
weeks before the Christmas holidays. Came the new year
and we returned from eleven days of leave, determined
either to do or die during the months that separated
us from June Week. After a short but desperate struggle
with the semester exams, we settled down to the steady
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grind with the "Masqueraders" and our first drag acting
as our guiding star. Spring drew on and the academic de-
partment became a mighty storm cloud, darkening the
sun and robbing the spring weather of much of its charm.
The ever present bi-monthly trees, however, spread their
flowing branches in the spring sunshine as an added in-
ducement to those who were prone to indulge in an
over-dose of nature's tonic. Finally the last rivers of our
fourth class year had been successfully crossed, and we
were able to breathe easier as we watched the prepara-
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tions being made for the famous week in June. And
then June Week itself with its numerous hops and dress
parades was upon us. Time passes on and so we advance
from lowly plebes to ratey youngsters as we embark on
our first cruise. We now know the real privilege it is
to be one of Uncle Sam's "pampered pets." Four years
seems a long time, but looking back we realize that
our plebe year has passed very quickly. Soon one diag,
two diags, and five stripes (?) will follow, and we too
will be saying our adieus.
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While we pride ourselves on the fact that
we know each of our classmates individu-
ally, it has always been known that no
one has such a keen insight to a man's
character as those who live with him. It
is therefore appropriate that each Mid-
shipman should write his roommate's
biography. Neither vices nor virtues are
emphasized, but we have tried to give a
brief and frank word picture of every man
in the Class of 1937. The portraits and
informal shots show what the subject
looks like to his O. A. O. and how we
see him in his lighter moods.
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GEORGE WASHINGTON ARMIJO, JR.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Army" "Jo" "Mex"
COMING from New Mexico, where steam installations and
battleships seldom worry one, Army has had several close
calls. But he has learned how to beat the game, keeping the
Math and Steam profs guessing for four years. Although he is a
natural boxer, academic difficulties have kept him from cashing
in to the full extent on his unusual ability. After the January
exams, however, you will find Army over in the gym every
afternoon. George does not inhabit Carvel on Sunday after-
noons, because Sunday is a day of rest, but you will still find
him dragging every week-end with the current O. A. O.
JAMES ROBY HOLDEN
BORN and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
Jim acquired his knowledge of Navy
tradition from Long John himself. It seems
that Jim went to an "engine" school before
his ambitions led him up our way. As a
lad, Pete spent his odd moments shooting
quail and jack-rabbits, but fate decreed
that his eyes should weaken just enough
to keep him off the rifle team, so he plays
tennis and swims for diversion. Jim is one
of the boys who always has the right
answer for the prof, but the fair sex doesn't
seem to interest him — for long.
JOHN D. REESE, JR.
' 'Jack " " Cass " " Python
TURNING down a career in big busi-
ness, John decided on a life on the
rolling deep. Except for youngster Steam
he never took academics seriously enough
to lose any sleep. Though never out for a
varsity sport, afternoons usually found him
keeping in shape by wrestling, boxing, and
swimming. A ready smile on all occasions
is the secret of his personality. An easy
going disposition has made him a host of
friends. All in all, he's a man's man, a
gentleman — and the ladies like him. John's
interests are wholly with the Service and
we expect and wish for him a brilliant
JOHN MONTGOMERY BALLINGER
"Monty" "Bing" "Dos Pistolas"
A FTER overcoming the fears of the first few days of plebe
L \. year, Monty settled down to find out what the Navy
was like. His first encounter with the academic department
left him holding the trumps. Along with his studies, he found
time to work out on the football field, play a set or two of good
tennis, and spend an afternoon or two behind the cover of a
Cosmo. Monty's amiable disposition and attractive personality
made him many lasting friendships. His level-headedness and
ability to think things through to a logical conclusion, make
him certain of success.
Football }, 2, z, NA.
Trident Society 2, i.
Fencing 4, }. Star 4, },
Circulation Manager 1.
MERLE BONWELL McKAIG
"Rasputin" "Mac" "Idaho" "Baldy"
MAC isn't the best wife we ever had, what with his prac-
tical jokes and his confounded singing before breakfast.
He's no athlete, no Rubinoff with his fiddle, and neither a
greasoir nor a five-per-center. And he's a bit erratic in the way
he works; one month he's working on a Diesel that will
revolutionize the industry, the next month he's trying to outdo
Puccini in grand opera, and in between times he just waits for
the next wave of energy to hit. Not such a good score so far.
But we will say this: if Mac ever hits his stride, it will be a
Lightweight Crew 4. Orchestra 4, 3, 2, 1, Director 1. Log Staff
Musical Club Shows. Choir. Glee Club.
Star. Two Stripes.
LEONARD EMIL EWOLDT
Ewee " " Punchy " " Stooge
WE never could quite figure Ewee
out. When we started pulling prac-
tical jokes on him, we found him to be a
fine subject, but every once in a while the
worm would turn, and you never saw such
devilish ingenuity. We found him to be
quite different from the rest of us, and true
to instinct, we tried to reform him. He was
always very earnest and sincere about try-
ing to change his ways, but the trouble
was that we never could quite define what
it was that bothered us. We know now;
he wouldn't do things he knew he should-
n't. We can't understand a guy like that.
Soccer 4, }, 2. Boxing 4,
RICHARD LEO BARKLEY
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
"Spike" "Dick" " Wimpy
THIS old sea dog has big blue eyes and
long bushy eyebrows that fall in his
beer. He's "Spike"' to his friends, but "the
woman" uses ' 'Dick' ' to designate her hero
with the brass buttons. The old tar bucket
spends his spare time selling ads, saving
the homestead, and cleaning up politics.
With a handful of cigars, he swaggers
about preaching, "Seagram's in every scut-
tlebutt," and, "Elect a i P. O." Almost
any evening, Spike will tell us, between
puffs on his cigar, what a swell guy he is.
In four years this is the only statement on
which we've agreed.
Business Manager, Masqueraders and Musical Clubs.
Log Staff i.
JAMES ROBERT GREY
Belleville, New Jersey
"Red" "J. R." "Tiger"
SHY and bashful, simple and sweet, red-headed and knock-
kneed, thoughtful and kind — that's Tiger. He wears night-
gowns and loves hamburgers, when he isn't wearing green
pajamas. His hectic life has been the bane of his companions,
his brain the savior of the thick, and his money the boon to
the broke. He's seen the world through a caisson, and the
only interesting aspect of travel is a chance to speak German
with the natives and to navigate. He is the best sitting quarter-
miler in the place. To the lucky girl that lands our Tige, we
extend our sincerest congratulations.
Track 4, }.
Small Bore 3.
HARRY HAYES BARTON
Washington, D. C.
"Ace" " Sail-ears " " Hageage
A MORE tactless man cannot be found. Ace is as ordinary
and democratic as an old shoe, and his philosophy con-
tains the unmistakable twang of a Pennsylvania "country
gentleman." Supremely contemptuous of the wiles of boiled-
shirt society, he never fails to rise in wrath at the mention of
tea, tuxedo, or social register. Typically American, unromantic,
blunt, and honest, Ace will borrow your only pair of shoes and
lend you his last shirt. He's as untidy as a corn-cob pipe and
as dependable. A genuine Red Mike, he'd rather play touch
football than trip the light fantastic at Carvel.
Lucky Bag Staff.
DONALD GAY, JR.
Newport News, Virginia
"Don" " Alegre"
WITH a chin that bespeaks sternness
and a mouth that belies it, Don
radiates the mellow Southland. A lad
whose success with the frailer sex is emi-
nent, his name goes down on the records
of all-time, all-Bancroft Hall Carvel
Charlies. Musical is the name for it.
We've heard his wives complain that
evening call to study hour is a signal for
him to start whistling a mournful, tune-
less ditty which terminates at taps; and
with his fire-hydrant figure, Don's famous
spring dance is a classic of second class
summer beach parties. Hey, Gay, let's play
Swimming 4, j, 1.
Football 4, 3, 2.
"To?nmy" "Mac" "Don'
HERE we have that silent, stern-faced
man from the wilds of the state of
Washington. The longing he acquired for
aviation while in flying school caused Don
to take to the Navy as a means of fulfilling
his desires. Many have admired the way
Tommy handles himself in the boxing ring.
Hardly an afternoon passes during the sea-
son that he isn't over in the gym working
out. When in his thoughtful moods, we
never knew whether he was thinking about
spring or the next time he would drag.
Conscientious and determined as he is, we
are sure that Tommy will succeed in what-
ever he undertakes.
4, 3, -2, I-
CHARLES EDWARD GIBSON
"Gibby" "Gib" "Charlie"
GIBBY is the rare combination of an Ohio farmer and a
Crabtown sailor. We had never thought the two could
exist in the steady state for any length of time, but we have
seen him explain to his wives with equal facility the fine points
of the art of "pailing" a cow and the intricacies of Math or
Steam. Patent leathers don't become Charlie. He has never
mingled much with the fairer sex, and he has developed his
own unique theory about women. A carefree and pleasant
fellow, with all his success he'll be just the same old Charlie.
Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1. Indoor Rifle 4.
Star 4, j, 2.
JOHN KISKADDEN BOAL
I RATED a 4.0, and what did I get? A 3.2.." This is John's
complaint about the academic departments, for he is a man
who knows, but alas, the profs know not that he knows.
When it comes to letter writing, he does star — can and does
write three while we write one. After four years, reveille is
still his greatest trial; he firmly believes in the merits of sleep-
ing. In his tastes and ideas, John is a conservative. He is set
in his views, and is always willing to enter into an argument,
for he likes nothing better than a good bull session.
Boat Club. Lucky Bag Staff. Hop Committee i.
Reception Committee }, 2, 1. Ring Committee .
Star 4. One Stripe.
RUSSELL HOMER WALLACE
West Bridgewater, Pennsylvania
NOT only has Russ the versatility to
work successfully at almost any-
thing he undertakes, but he has the energy
and ambition to carry those things through
to a successful end. Be it for stars, stripes,
or extra-curriculars, when Russ enters the
fray, it is a foregone conclusion that he
will be coming out with the prize. Perhaps
a bit too serious, but far from lacking a
keen sense of humor, ye Ed possesses a
sense of judgment to a degree which is to
be envied. When he wasn't working on the
Lucky Bag, he could be found trimming
the boys at squash or tennis.
Editor-in-Chief, Lucky Bag. Reception Committee.
Star 4, 3, 2. Tennis 4, }.
HENRY FRANK BURFEIND
Asbury Park, New Jersey
"Foo-Foo" "Burf" "Hank"
SAY, Eve got another idea for my en-
gine." So saying, Practical Engineer
Burfeind sits down, lights up a stogie, and
meticulously lays out the plans for his
newest brain-storm. Hank has invented
everything from rotary engines to door-
stops. But his talents are not limited to his
inventive genius. High finance and politics
also engage his attention and it is a hard
job to trip him up on either subject. He is
always ready for a good time and has no
trouble finding friends to join him. In our
own words, "He's O. K., and we like
Champion, Handball Doubles 4, ;
G. P. 0.
Lucky Bag Staff.
CARL RUDI DOERFLINGER
"Drizzj" "Philbert" "Mauler" "Mike"
A BASHFUL Milwaukee boy answered the first muster to the
. name of Dearslinger, but four years in the Navy have
changed the bashful boy into a real fellow. Carl tried to play
football, as he had done in high school, but he was too light,
so he got tangled up in wrestling, and kicked into soccer. On
the athletic field, as in the hall, Carl makes friends galore.
Mike is hard working and conscientious in whatever he under-
takes. In one respect he has not changed; he has certainly never
lost his cheerful disposition, nor do we think he ever will.
Wrestling 4, ), 2, 1. Boat Club 1,1.
Lucky Bag Staff.
JOHN RAYMOND LIRETTE
Frencby " " Monk
HERE we have a wanderer of the swamp land, a true rebel
and son of Louisiana. There isn't an experience that he
hasn't had, and the tall story that he can't beat just hasn't
been told. In other things he is as changeable as Maryland
weather. He can display an air of irresponsibility one moment
and then change to the most conscientious person imaginable.
He may be very accommodating or as helpful as a fifth wheel
on a wagon. In spite of this, he's been a good wife and would
make a good shipmate, but the Marine Corps holds a greater
attraction for him.
Club 4, 3, 2, 1.
GUY GEORGE NARTER
"Nan" "Goo-Goo" "Nantucket"
WHEN Nan arrived here he was
somewhat abashed by the sover-
eignty of the upper classes but soon de-
veloped a snappy come-back for every
situation. And with similar success he has
met all problems which he has encountered.
Tecumseh smiled on Guy from the outset.
His love for outdoor sports resulted in a
brawny addition to the "B" squad line,
but football has not prevented Nan from
getting a 4.0 in "Hops, attendance of."
Vocal performances in the shower, panto-
mime before the radio, and an agile toe
should make Goo-Goo an asset to any
Navy Relief Show.
Football 4, j, 2, 1.
G. P. 0.
ROBERT DRAKE BOTTENFIELD
HERE'S one man the Navy will be
proud to include within its organ-
ization. During the time we have known
him, his character has brought to light all
the qualities which play a big part in the
success of a Naval officer. He's never too
tired to work, never too tired to lend a
helping hand, but he hates to waste time
on trifles. Whenever a problem balks him,
he dives in with a dogged spirit which
always gets results. Here is a man born for
the Navy, a fighter through and through.
Here's luck to you, Botts, and may Lady
Fate cause our paths to cross countless
Lightweight Crew 4, 3, 2, 1.
Wrestling }, 2, 1.
FREDERICK MONTEATH OKE
Fred ' ' Freddy '
FRED has always been the stabilizing element in our room.
With typical Western cool-headedness, he has often restored
peace and harmony, after his roommates had become involved
in some petty quarrel. Freddy's quiet, good-natured, carefree
attitude has made him many friends. Academics never troubled
him and he can now survey with pride the results of four years
of clear thinking and hard work. Fred's ingenuity made him
famous youngster year when he cut off his eyelashes to facili-
tate his reading the eye chart on the physical exam. Such a
man cannot fail.
Boxing 4, }. Cross Country 4.
Star 4. Black N.
C. P. 0.
LEWIS DAVID TAMNY
Bronx, New York
"Alice" "Leiv" "Dave" "Goon"
THIS urbane New Yorker is a familiar towering figure in
the first platoon. His crew-cropped head, bearing a cap at
the same jaunty tilt as the top-hat of Christmas Leave, is
visible above all else. Any evening of a study hour you will
find him indulging in heated forensics with his cronies. Always
he is contemptuous of the bugbear academics, and his reputa-
tion for leaving exams early is unsullied. A generous impulsive
nature makes him a favorite with the young ladies of Crab-
town, Poughkeepsie, and Manhattan. In the section room
Lew's unspoiled point of view always breeds merriment.
Boxing 2, I, bNAt.
Water Polo 4, 3.
Crew 4, 3, 1.
JOHN BLAKE CARROLL
' 'Jibbee ' ' ' 'Jack ' ' ' 'J ay bee
A FTER the monotonies of Plebe Summer
jl\. had given way to the coming trials
of "Ac Year," the returning first class saw
fit to award our Jack the responsibility of
holding down the anchor file of the anchor
squad of the anchor platoon; but as the
old adage goes " — you can't hold a good
man down." Any evening during which
the First Batt Aggies and Industrialists are
hard at it in their characteristic hammer
and tongs manner, you'll find Jack leading
the pack. Didn't he spend a good portion
of his time with the Quarterdeckers learn-
ing to do it scientifically?
Quarterdeck Society 4, }, 2, 1, Vice-President 1.
C. P. 0.
WILLIAM ROBINS CRENSHAW
"Bill" "Willy" "Bar agon"
FROM the first of plebe summer, Willy
displayed his good nature and imper-
turbability. Seldom criticizing, never com-
plaining, he has been a guiding light
through many a storm with his true spirit
of optimism. A social lion, Willy's deepest
worry is answering innumerable invita-
tions. He plays a wicked game of cribbage
and is constantly training to beat his father,
one time Fleet Champ. Sports and outdoor
exercise are Willy's delight. His knack of
making friends and his unflagging interest
in his profession should assure him of an
illustrious naval career.
football 4, 3, 2. Water Polo 4, 2, 1.
Quarterdeck Society Boat Club.
Reception Committee. Two Strifes.
HARVEY PETER LANHAM
Los Angeles, California
"Harv" "Horsepower" "H. P." "Salty"
GAD, but it is cold in Maryland" is Harvey's war cry,
and quite naturally since California's sun has shone
many years on this favored son. This had its effect on H. P.
for he has been shining on us since plebe summer. In explaining
how he flies through the air on the horizontal bar, Harv says
you merely "hop on here, go 'round and 'round, and hope you
end upright." With the same tactics he has entered many a
chalk fight and emerged with marks you love to send home.
On hop nights, H. P. may be found cutting great circles with
the fairer sex.
Gym 4, 3, 2, 1. Log j, 2, 1, Managing Editor 1.
Pep Committee. Reception Committee.
THOMAS WALTON ROBY, JR.
"Tom" "T. W. "
SHE was coming down the grade, doing ninety miles an
hour" — that's right, it was our own Tom Roby from
Norfolk, Virginia, who made old Ninety-seven famous in
Bancroft Hall. He is not a snake and always asserts that women
in general hold no charm for him but various scentive missives
from Dixie way make us wonder at these declarations. He is
never happier than when in the midst of a friendly argument —
regardless of the subject. His ambition is to be a Navy flier,
and when that day comes, we can rightly expect great success
AMBROSE GLOSHEN WITTERS
"Whitey" "Brose" "Witt"
CHARACTERIZED by the cheery
"Beunos!" to his many friends every
morning, Whitey is cool, calm, and collect-
ed under the most trying of circumstances —
except when Purdue is the topic of con-
versation. His time spent there has left on
him a stamp of loyalty which has never
worn away. Tough luck has dogged Witt's
tracks on both baseball diamond and bas-
ketball court, injuries keeping him out of
the scoring column. But that did not cool
his ardor as a sports fan. Besides the ath-
letic contests, Witt has a decided leaning
toward cross country hikes and his faithful
Basketball 4, 5. Baseball 4, 2.
WESLEY JACOB STUESSI
ALTHOUGH quite a bit of Wes' life in
x\_ Kansas was spent in military camp
and in military school, the sea claimed her
own and he joined the Navy. He is intense-
ly interested in athletics, and there is sel-
dom an afternoon when he cannot be found
working either in the gym or outside on
the track. He has been a welcome addition
to the track team for three years, and as
might be expected of a track man, cross
country hikes are a favorite week-end di-
version. His interest in music, wise-cracks,
and dragging probably account for his
Track ), 2, i, N, Captain i.
Choir 4, }, 2, i.
G. P. 0.
JAMES VAN DU ZEE BROWN
"Sweet Pea" "Jim" "Candy"
NO, children, we sailors don't have sweethearts in every
port — we don't go to every port." Inside dope has it
that Candy considers Philly, Saratoga Springs, and Norfolk as
being a few of his favorite ports, for divers and sundry reasons,
but most of all, he prefers Williamsport. We're convinced that
the city lost one potentially fine citizen when Sweet Pea pulled
stakes for 'Naplis. We wish there were some special insignia
we could attach to Jim's blues for being a regular fellow in
every respect. What this Navy needs is more men like "The
Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1. Boat Club 2, 1.
Champion, Handball Singles 4, 3, 2, 1.
PAUL STAINBACK BURT, JR.
"Squirrel" "Dope" "P. S."
THE most active bull session in the First Batt will usually
have Squirrel, surrounded by his many friends, holding
down a ring-side bed, provided there is no bridge or monopoly
game in progress. Both these activities provide an opportunity
to collect and spread dope (which five out of six times is bad
dope) and to practice the relaxation and leisurely conviviality
so dear to the heart of a true Mississippian. On a bright sunny
afternoon, he will usually be found on the tennis courts where
he not only plays an exceptionally good game, but also talks
a good game.
G. P. 0.
CHARLES WALTER COKER
New Albany, Mississippi
"Speed" "Blimp" "Lightning"
CHARLIE is a true southern gentleman;
he isn't really lazy, he was just born
tired. He never raises his voice above a
throaty rumble, and he counts an hour not
sitting as an hour wasted. An incurable
optimist, he has willingly dragged blind
on many occasions. "Why do I alius get
bricked?" But for all that, Blimp's a
mighty fine feller, eternally willing to help
a friend in need. His cheery good nature
has been a constant oil on the troubled
waters of wifedom. One remark of his
made him famous — "Suh, if'n a to'pedo
hits a big fish, will it go off?"
Football 4. Lacrosse 4.
JOHN ENOCH POND, JR.
' 'Johny " " Lily " " Poiver '
WITH a background of several gen-
erations of sea-faring men it is easy
to understand why Johnny decided to learn
how to command one of Uncle Sam's bat-
tlewagons. Power donned the baggy white-
works a bit late plebe summer but soon
won his way to the hearts of his classmates
by virtue of his happy disposition and
willingness to render aid when possible.
The two weaknesses of our native son are
the Cosmopolitan and the femmes. John
says his favorite sport is trout fishing but
since there is no fresh water in the vicinity
of Crabtown we'll just have to take his
word for it.
Boat Club 2, i. Black N.
ALBERT JOSEPH CARR
"Al" "Algy" "Pullman"
I AIN'T no engineer." Al decided that during his first Steam
class, but after a long hard struggle, he proved that he
could beat the system. With a smile and a good word for
everyone, he soon won the respect and confidence of his class-
mates. He claims that girls are the least of his worries, but
his friends know better. Al displayed his preference in sports
second class summer, when he wasn't sleeping, by patronizing
the golf course and tennis courts. His Virginia drawl and dry
humor will never be forgotten by his classmates, nor will his
friendship, which is something to value.
Soccer 4. Tennis 4.
Reception Committee ).
PAUL RAYMOND BYRUM, JR.
Kansas City, Missouri
HERE is one Army junior who successfully cast off the
grey menace to become thoroughly indoctrinated with
the spirit of the Navy. Sports? "Bone-crushing." He spends
the majority of his winter afternoons in the loft tossing the
beef around. His experience with a rifle makes him an equally
formidable antagonist at longer ranges. Academics? Believes
in indulgence with moderation, but has easily maintained a
position in the upper third of the class. Weakness? Practice
cruises, with their inevitable bright spots. Ski always tries to
avoid them, but is seldom successful.
Wrestling 4, ), 2, 1. Black N.
Outdoor Rifle 4, }.
PAUL KILMER TAYLOR
Kansas City, Missouri
"P. K." "Cassie"
TAKING a long chance on a third al-
ternate appointment, P. K. came
through, and the ninth of June found him
coughing with the best of us. During the
following years he has continued to come
through, whether it be in academics, a
good fast game of basketball or tennis, or
just another bull session. P. K. is one of
those happy individuals who never lacks
friends, because he can always be counted
upon to furnish more than his share of fun
and life to any party. Several years of close
association have proved him to be a true
gentleman, classmate, and friend.
Lightweight Crew 4, }.
King Dance Committee.
EARL WILLIAM CASSIDY
"Casey' "Poker" "Bill"
IF I can only graduate from this place !"■ —
Casey says it with such genuineness that
he led us to believe him at first, but the
intervening years have proved his pessim-
ism unfounded. Dago and Bull savoir ex-
traordinary, his unceasing efforts in other
subjects have kept him in that comfortable
section of the class to whom Tecumseh is
just another monument. Perhaps there is a
tendency to worry too much in his make-
up, but his outstanding characteristic is
his entire sincerity. We'll not attempt to
predict Bill's future, but whatever it is,
we're sure that it will be a good one.
Soccer 4. Outdoor Rifle 4. Log }.
Manager, Swimming }, 2, 1, sNt.
Reception Committee ). Two Stripes.
GEORGE MILTON ROUZEE
Washington, D. C.
"Rosie" "Pretty Boy"
WHAT'LL I do, pal? Write a letter or read a magazine?"
This eternal study hour query is typical of our care-
free, happy-go-lucky Rosie, who never worries. Though he
has had his tussles with the academic departments, he has
always come out on top. Dividing his leisure hours between
the cinder track and the fair sex, Pretty Boy has done well in
both activities. Hasn't missed a hop yet, and has dragged to
most of them, but stands by the O. A. O. His jovial and
agreeable personality have made him a swell roommate and
a real pal.
Track 4, }, 2, 1, NA.
Cross Country 4, 1.
TALBOT EDWARD HARPER
"Harpo" "T. E." "Harp"
YOU could have made a good friend of Harp anytime in
the last four years by dropping around some cold winter
morning right after reveille, sitting beside him on the table
with your feet on the radiator, and letting him tell you what
a swell place California is. Of course we don't swallow every-
thing he tells us about the Golden State, but on any other
subject Harp generally has some pretty good ideas. His ability
to dope things out and his patient willingness to help us when
we "didn't get that stuff" have left a memory of grateful
Crew 4, 3.
THOMAS RICHARD STOKES
"Sfokie" "Butch" "T. R."
TOM," "Butch," "Stokie" — anything
will do — gets a rise out of this pro-
ponent of ' 'See Your Middle West First' '• —
providing that his nose isn't buried in some
paper or Time. Our Butch is a walking
reference machine for anything sporty or
Broadwayish, and likes to quote his Bible
and Shakespeare. His feminine affairs show
the professional touch of the Bull savoir
and the natural restraint of a lawyer. In
fact, who wouldn't wager that Tom is
worth his weight in armor plate in the
Navy's legal family — providing that it
could be divorced from Steam?
hog Staff 2, 1.
JAMES BARTON CRESAP
"Jim" "Log" "Lazybones"
OUR Jim came down to Crabtown one
bright morning in June with high
hopes and the desire of making hard work
his daily routine. Although always with
something to take up his time, our Log
(pronounced Logue) spends much recre-
ation time "dreaming" on his bunk. But
let somebody say "leave," and all there is
to do is to watch him go. In these four
years, Jim has stayed the same old con-
scientious, hard-working, "I can take it"
fellow, and there is no reason to believe
that graduating will make any change
other than a raise in pay.
OWEN ARCHIBALD CHAMBERS
Washington, D. C.
Me ado ws" " Camaras " " Archy
ONLY modesty and fear of being mistaken for a Navy
junior prevent Meadows from rightfully claiming to be
more cosmopolitan than most of us. Although born in Wash-
ington, D. C, he has lived in Scotland and Australia. His
ability to put forth sustained effort in carrying things through
to logical conclusions has been his chief asset in combating
the academic departments. Early he picked out the young
lady incorporating all his desires, and thereby not only assured
himself of mail three times a week, but also of a prize at the
end of the rainbow.
Lightweight Crew 4, ), 2, i. Captain 1.
Glee Club j. Black N.
THOMAS DONALD CUNNINGHAM
"Tom" "Tommy" "T. D."
HAVE you ever met a person who always knows what to
do and just when to do it? Well, that's Tom, master of
the situation, and, looking back, we find he has done plenty.
Because of his endless activity, this true Virginian is continu-
ally on the go and is always organizing this and making sug-
gestions for that. His generosity is unsurpassed. Reserved, self-
confident, and assured, he will try anything reasonable. Many
are his interests, preference running to books, waffle races,
other people's old pipes, leaves in Danville, cemeteries, and
Water Polo 4, }, 2, 1, whip. Golf }, 2, 1, gNf. Log Staff.
Hop Committee, Chairman. Farewall Ball, Chairman
FREDERICK HENRY SCHNEIDER, JR.
"Fred" " Snitzle" "Fritz"
SOME people have the happy faculty of
making friends with everyone. Fred is
one of these rare individuals, because he
not only likes to share his life with others,
but is equally interested in the personalities
and experiences of his companions. He
bubbles with pleasant humor. Conversa-
tion with this Wausau booster will even-
tually turn to one or more of the following
subjects: big league baseball, no statistics
barred; efficient methods of making good
egg-nog; California numbskulls; bridge as
an avocation; or celery.
Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, N.
Baseball 4, }, 2, 1, N.
RAYMOND MAYO FOSTER
"Henry" "Mayo" "Keivpie" "Ray"
MAYO has applied to midshipman life
the sane principles of moderation.
He's Scotch as his name sounds — but al-
ways willing to lend clothes, money, or
advice. He was not a Carvel Charlie, but
his drags supply the room with chow
during the long, hard winters. A charter
member of the radiator club during the fall
and winter, he spends every spring after-
noon in a shell, and every evening arguing
that crew is not just a sport for "strong
backs and weak minds." Quiet, friendly,
good-natured, and steady, Henry found his
chief trouble in the fact that the elec-
tricity — and radio — go off at 2.245.
KENNETH WASHINGTON PATRICK
Huntington Beach, California
"Ken" "Slash" "Pat" "Cox'n" "Friday"
PAT'S pet policy is "never bother with little things." He
had his deviations from the straight and narrow, chief
among them being collision case number N with the Admiral's
yacht and the destruction of the Ordnance Department's pet
gadget (a moving airplane target for machine guns). Lacking
his share of melancholia he sings and whistles, writes for our
publications, and attaches some of the second line names to
unsuspecting classmates. Water polo, basketball, touch tackle,
and females — of course — intervene to get him out every now
Water Polo 4. Log 2, 1.
Reception Committee. Boat Club.
Lucky Bag Staff.
Star 4, }, 2.
THEOPHILUS HORNER MOORE
Durham, North Carolina
QUIET, good-natured, patient, optimistic, and a true
"South'n Gentleman, Suh," that's Dinty. His gift of
song must express itself, but we never know just when.
He will suddenly burst forth with the latest love song or tap
dance to the accompaniment of the radio. He enjoys playing
Army-Navy Club but has sworn off being the soldier for reasons
he won't divulge. Dinty has a weakness for the fairer sex, but
when things don't run smoothly, he joins the ranks of the
Red Mikes and tries to forget by a vicious attempt to study
every spare minute.
Wrestling 4. Track 4. Choir 4, }, 2, 1.
Musical Clubs 4, ). Reception Committee.
JAMES BOYCE DENTON
' 'Jimmie " " Charlie
A GENIAL, care-free, nonchalant youth
. is Jimmie. It has always been a mys-
tery how he manages to keep so cool and
unruffled at all times. He is never angry,
never forgetful of other's feelings. Having
a big heart and a generous nature, he would
willingly lend you his last cent or give you
his last skag. Quiet until he succumbs to
his strong weakness for the fairer sex, he
then finds ready words. A potential savoir,
he is kept in check by a fondness for sleep
and leisure, inherited from the old South,
of which he is a true son.
Track 4. Boat Club 2, 1.
RICHARD SPALDING ROGERS
Rog " " Dick " " Ginger' '
HAVE you ever met a man who would
give you his last nickel to make a
phone call ? This is only one example of the
generosity of this man who would even
say "O. K." to a blind drag proposition
without argument. At the University of
Colorado he whiled away most of his time
playing polo, but here, lacking ponies, his
interest turned to wrestling. He is non-
commital about his affairs at the univer-
sity, but we've found him, strange as it
may seem, strictly a one-girl man (one at a
time). To really see Rog, just give him
some flies, a rod, and a Colorado trout
Wrestling 4, }, 2, 1, wNt.
Rifle 2, 1.
Lacrosse 4, 1.
FRANK ANTHONY PATRIARCA
Providence, Rhode Island
PAT has a philosophy all his own and he lives up to it. His
congenial and carefree nature has won for him the lifelong
friendship of all those who know him. Peek in at any bull
session, poker game, or class meeting and there's Pat expound-
ing his theory of the fifth dimension or trying to convince
someone that F really does equal Wg/a. The First Batt couldn't
exist without someone like Pat. Whenever there are "goings
on" on the deck, the logical source is Pat. He's never still —
always on the go, looking for some new sphere of action.
Track 4. Reception Committee. Boat Club.
Black N. Lucky Bag Staff.
RADFORD CARTER WEST
DOC is characterized by a cosmopolitan manner and a
strong contempt for academics. Although not a savoir,
he has had no trouble getting the marks and keeping up with
the latest magazines at the same time. Any fall or spring after-
noon found him on the football field, any winter afternoon
in the boxing loft, and any hop night under full sail at Dahl-
gren. He is fond of tennis, squash, golf, and what-have-you
in the way of athletics. Plenty of self confidence combined
with a perfect disposition and ample ability make his future
success a certainty.
Manager, Football 4, }, 2, /, N. Boxing 3.
Reception Committee. Boat Club.
FRANK WILLIAM TAYLOR
Old Folks' ' ' ' Pop " " Zachary
ALL it takes is will power," says Old
Ljl. Folks. The success which he has
achieved is proof that he knows whereof
he speaks. Frank's academic worries have
been nil, for, unlike most of us, he is
blessed with the knowledge of what it is
all about. As an athlete Pop's interests
have centered around the ring. A strong
and aggressive fighter, he has been a valu-
able Webb-man . . . always rough and
ready. Cheerful, sincere, and always will-
ing to help, whether it be with a prob or
spelling a word, Frank has been a real
friend and the best of roommates.
Boxing 4, _j, 2. Boat Club 2, 1.
ANTHONY PAUL ZAVADIL, JR.
"Tony" "Paul" "Pick"
OH how I love to get up in the morn-
ing," seemed to be Tony's version of
what reveille meant. It wasn't long, how-
ever, before he was sleeping as long as any
of us. Always a person of many talents,
Tony's complete versatility was not fully
realized until that certain Christmas leave
when he showed that Christmas tree dec-
orating was by no means the least of his
accomplishments. Pick has shown his am-
bitious determination by his hard fought,
but victorious encounter with the Aca-
demics; and you can rest assured that such
determination will carry him far.
Manager, Soccer 4. Cross Country 1.
ROBERT BROUSSARD ERLY
Washington, D. C.
WHAT'S the lesson this period?", comes the call ten
minutes before formation. This lack of respect for
academics has put Bob on the line occasionally, but the end
of the term always finds him among those sat. He has tried
his hand at football and boxing, but repeated injuries have
ruined his chances in organized athletics. However, he will
join you in a workout or a bull session at any time. Our one
grudge against him is his habit of being cheerful before break-
fast. He is easy-going, affable, and a good mixer, the possessor
of a host of friends.
4, z, 1, bNAt.
itball 4. Boat Club 2, 1.
Reception Committee .
JACK BATEMAN REID
' 'Jack' '
THIS dark-haired, quiet, well liked lad with the ready
smile will be popular wherever he goes. A natural savoir,
he does well in academics, and is always ready to lend a help-
ing hand with the lesson. In his spare time, Jack can be found
in the small bore gallery, on the tennis courts, or in the swim-
ming pool. He would rather shoot than eat — almost. Jack has
a propensity toward dragging blind. He is always lucky, but
so is the girl. He has been the best kind of a roommate, always
ready to lend his shirt and listen to troubles with sympathy.
Good luck, Jack!
Indoor Rifle ), z, i, rNt. Quarterdeck Society.
C. P. 0.
ARTHUR WHITFIELD FISHER, JR.
"Art" "Fink" " Pescador '
WHILE this blue-eyed son of Tampa
thinks they grow the best weather
in the world in Florida, he never talks
much about it. Instead he lets his infectu-
ous smile, happy-go-lucky nature, and hor-
rible puns make friends for him. For
relaxation and sport, Art prefers small-bore
rifle, tennis, chess, and dragging. Once a
charter member of the radiator squad and
reddest of Red Mikes, he is now at his best
in the company of the fairer sex. Although
the second youngest in the class, Art has
proved by his academic standing and popu-
larity that success and friends will always
be his for the asking.
Indoor Rifle. Radio Club. Log.
Quarterdeck Society. Lucky Bag Staff.
C. P. 0.
HOWARD MALCOLM YOUNG
Howie ' ' ' ' J oven " " Baltimore' '
AN enthusiastic athlete, Howie has been
jl\_ out for more sports than most of us
realize exist. He has especially excelled at
track, and his election as captain of cross-
country was his reward for being the main-
stay of the team for three years. When not
running around the track, he is usually
found knee deep in a card .game or reading
poetry. Although his perpetual griping
about the rigors of naval life would make
it seem that his watchword is "no puede
ganar," he has taken all it has to offer
and come up for more, smiling.
Track 4, }, 2, i. Cross Country 4, }, 2, 1, cNc, Captain 1.
Reception Committee. Quarterdeck Society.
C. P. 0.
ELLIS HOLE McDOWELL
Long Beach, California
' ' Mac' '
THE boys all call him Mac. "Where am I from, sir?"; and
then one of Mac's cheerful and ever ready smiles would
steal across his face as he would expound upon the wonders
of California. Always ready to join in a game of razzle dazzle
or monopoly — yet, at other times Mac could be found at
Thompson Stadium doing his daily dozen or flying around the
oval in a fast quarter. Being a savoir, he never worries about
his standing, but is always ready to lend a helping hand to a
friend in need. He'd rather help his neighbor out of difficulty
than march in the first section.
Track 4, }, 2, 1.
Cross Country 4.
TRACY SHERLOCK HOLMES
"Seven Seas" "Sherlock"
OUT on the waters of Lake Michigan, this sunny navigator
learned more about a sailboat than most of us ever will
know. When his pals were in the mood to swap stories or just
bum a skag, they always were greeted with a cheerful, "Hiya,
boy" on dropping around to the room — if he wasn't asleep in
his bunk. His broad smile and good-natured disposition have
been his ticket to success with the ladies, but the model of a
certain beloved boat adorning his desk, together with his
eagerness to discuss anything which pertained to sailing told
where his real interests lay.
Boat Club 2,
JAMES FARRELLY SCOTT
"Jim" " Scott y"
SCOTTY left the University of Illinois
when he heard the call of Uncle Sam.
After two months of Ac year Scotty found
that the Academy was not a college, but
by virtue of unceasing effort he foiled the
powers that be. Youngster year brought
more worries but of a different nature. This
time it was the annual physical exam. He
had to stagger blindly through the whole
year until he guessed AELTYPHEALT and
stayed with us. Scotty's quiet and pleasant
manner has brought flutterings to the
hearts of his many feminine admirers and
also made many esteemed friends within
Manager, Soccer 4, 3.
CLIFTON WHARTON FLENNIKEN, JR.
Hamburg, New York
"Barney" "Clipper" "Finkelstein"
EARLY plebe year, Barney decided upon
his branch of the service — submarines.
His determination to attain that objective
has never faltered. Submarines, he believes,
need men of his caliber (sub-caliber). A
happy-go-lucky Irishman, C. W. rebounds
unharmed when struck down by hard-
handed fate. Ever an optimist, he even
believes he will eventually become an
officer. An idealist at the beginning of his
nautical career, he drew a bye in the tourna-
ment of life during youngster year, and
since then his idealism has had an acid
tinge, a fact which has not hindered his
Swimming 4, 3, .
Manager, Football 4, }.
Boat Club. Black N.
CHARLES MAXWELL GORE
I DON'T believe it." If one looks down, he can see the
owner of this dissenting voice. Charlie demands an ex-
planation, but much prefers to voice his own opinion. He hails
from a part of the U. S. where water is seen only in bathtubs,
but he is a true sailor with a love for the sea in spite of that.
Get him to tell you about the Navy some time. He has the
saltiness of a Steam prof, the fluency of a Bull prof, the anger
of an Ordnance prof, and the amiability of a D. O. after a good
chow. With these characteristics he is bound to make a good
Battalion C. P. 0.
JOSEPH ANTHONY GERATH, JR.
"Joe" "Gerry" "Izxj"'
HAD Joe lived in the eighteenth century, old Dan Boone
would have had stiff competition. As it was, Gerry came
to us with a rifle under his arm and a real love of nature in
his heart; he put up a terrific, if fruitless, struggle when the
Executive Department insisted that he start wearing shoes!
You might think that the ladies play no part in his life, but
go easy! The Roman nose and wiry hair fetch em in droves.
Joe is a versatile athlete, majoring in fencing; he plays the
game as he does all things, steadily and surely.
Fencing 4, 3, 2, 1, jNt. Outdoor Rifle 4, }, 2, 1, rNt.
Second Class Medal Match
ROGER WILLIAM MEHLE
"Rog" " Spider' ' ' ' Pluto
ROG stowed his motorcycle when the
_ Naval Academy beckoned, but his
goggles were hardly free of dust before he
was wiping spray from them. His steed
this time was a racing outboard. Now he's
looking to the air! A philosopher in his
own right, Spider maintains, "All dames
is drifty," but we've noticed he has a
decided weakness for blondes. Aside from
all this, Rog has an impartial liking for
athletics; his store of energy is inexhaust-
able. If friends were a plague Rog would
be a leper; his cheerful smile and excellent
humor have won him many devoted pals.
Swimming 4, }, 2, 1. Tennis 4, 3.
Log 4, }■
ALBERT SCHORR FUHRMAN
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
BUNKY formerly received his mail at
Cincinnati, but when the sea fever got
him he changed his address to the Naval
Academy. The academic departments never
bothered him very much, which gave him
an opportunity to improve on both his
card game and his sleeping. He plays a
good game of tennis both on and off the
courts. Did you say Red- Mike? Never. He
has that requisite which many desire but
few possess, and he has used it to good
advantage in becoming quite a Carvel
Charlie. These qualities combine to make
Bunky a good sport and a 4.0 pal.
Manager, Boxing 4.
OLIVER MARION RAMSEY
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
WELL, there he is, the man that has raved about the
wonders of the Badger State for so long that we all
know it from corner to corner. His hobby is collecting pipes.
With a pipe in one hand and a harmonica in the other, he
roams from room to room leaving many friends in his wake.
Whenever there are a few spare moments, Omar always is the
one to gather up the card players for that nightly card game.
With his ability and his good-natured character, it is obvious,
that there is much success ahead for him.
Baseball 4, ), i.
Wrestling 4, 1.
C. P. 0.
CARL RADLOFF HIRSCHBERGER
South Orange, New Jersey
CHUBBY? No, a little more than that. Fat? Not quite.
Just about half way between is Carl's position. Usually
good-natured, but always willing to argue over anything, he
never fails to accomplish the remarkable feat of coming out
on top. The discussions he engages in are far from quiet — and
neither is anything else in which Hirsch is mixed up. Carl is
a true sailor at heart, but prefers sail to steam. He builds his
own boats, and then sails them to prove that the job has been
a success. So far, he has either been lucky or good.
Boat Club 2,1, Commodore i.
ROBERT WALTHER MOUNTREY
Bronxville, New York
BORN in Hoboken, raised in California,
and matriculated in New York State —
and he still brags about the land of milk
and honey, despite the somewhat heavy
fogs. Manias — sleep and hair tonic — an ex-
pert at both. He can sleep sitting down,
standing up, or walking around. He's tried
every known hair tonic and some of his
own concoction. But his sign of distinction
lingers on. Gripes like the best of us, works
like the rest of us. The horrors of plebe
Steam are so indelibly stamped in his mem-
ory that he's headed for a commission in
the Marine Corps.
Football 4, }. Reception Committee.
Star 4. Lucky Bag Staff.
FRANK HURST HENDERSON, JR.
Skippy " " Frank ' ' ' 'Junior '
FRANK knocks the ladies as dizzy as
does the beverage from his home state.
Accused of being infatuated once, he has
loved many since. His right smart cartoons
and ads are the life of the Log, but his
steam sketches never work, nor do his
exams. He hasn't a mean bone in his frame,
though he did master a D. O.'s brother in
prep school. Camels are his brand '"cause
Paw works thar," and he still goes bare-
footed at home — so we've heard. Hamburg-
ers a la Greasy Spoon are his weakness.
Skippy should be doing clay models for
Esquire "any day now."
Rifle 2, i, rNt. Swimming i. Log Staff.
Class Crest and Ring Committees .
C. P. 0.
DONALD LEIGH MEHLHOP
Dexter, New Mexico
"Don" "Fagan" "Wild Man"
BIG, good-natured, easy-going, and always ready for any-
thing — that's Don. The only thing that every really riled
him in four years was when the Bull and Government Depart-
ments combined to make his life miserable with unofficial
academic extra duty. For a born and bred farmer, what could
be more natural than that building and sailing small boats
would become his hobby, and that, never having seen more
water than that in a bathtub (they installed the first one in
Dexter just before he left) he should pick out water polo? He
has just one aversion — people who think he is from Texas.
Water Polo 4, ), 2, 1, wNp.
G. P. 0.
MARK HENRY JORDAN
"Mark" "Buck" "Purina"
FROM the region of the broad "A", Mark came to be one
of the pampered pets. In his bouts with academics he
always came out well up in the stars, his enthusiasm for them
showing in his interest in Nav. Buck is our fact finder. He has
the answer ready to settle any question about selection, the
track results, or who's unsat. Athletics have a great appeal for
Mark. He follows them all, and before he became a mainstay
of the sub squad, track and cross-country benefitted by his
presence. Of course, the social athletics, the bull sessions, and
the Dahlgren debates find Mark an interested participant.
Track 4. Cross Country 4. Log Staff. Star 4, 3, 2.
Christmas Card Committee. Lucky Bag Staff.
JACK ARTHUR OBERMEYER
New York City
FROM the uncharted wilds of the Bronx,
Obie of the cherubic countenance came
to Uncle Sam's Navy School. Plebe year
found his academic star in the ascendency,
but from the first Jack bore his honors
lightly, and willingly shared his knowl-
edge with those unfortunates among us
who habitually dwelt in trees. In dragging
he starred, too, going on the principle that
"Variety is the spice of life." Never a
radiator hound, he found an outlet for his
surplus energy among the ham-'n'-eggers.
For a swell classmate and the ace of wives
— we give you Obie.
Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1, NA.
Lucky Bag Staff.
Star 4, ), 2.
SANFORD ELZA WOODARD
"Red" "Salty" "Don"
NAME a place you would care to have
described, be it at home or abroad,
and if Red can't tell you some wistful yarn
regarding it — well, there isn't any such
place. Many are the nights he has kept us
from doing some much needed boning, just
because he had an interesting story to tell.
Red has been very friendly, but for some
reason, the Ac Departments did not ap-
preciate his friendliness. However, when
all the exams were over, -the old salt would
be ready to do battle again. During the
past few years, we have learned that Red
is a true friend who is always willing to
aid those he can.
Sabre 4, ), 2, 1. Trident Society.
LEONCE ARNOLD LAJAUNIE, JR.
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Johnnie" " Swamfroot
WHERE'S Swamp?" "On the bunk — conserving energy."
Swamp got in the habit plebe summer when he secured
his cits after three days and started reading about naval heroes.
The academics nearly got him but he flemished them down in
grand style when the time came. The fairer sex hasn't been
able to keep its grappling hooks on our Johnnie, but then, he
seems to have a hankering for the ladies of the Old South.
Genial, kind, and true, Johnnie is always there with a helping
hand. He's been a good wife and we're looking forward to
being shipmates with him out there in the Fleet.
Lightweight Crew }.
RICHARD ALBERT WAUGH
"Al" "Wow" "Abie"
FROM the plains of Kansas to Uncle Sam's Institution is a
pretty big jump for any man, but Al took it and put the
home town on the map. It took Al two years to come to the
conclusion that dragging has its advantages, but once begun
he hasn't stopped. Never once forgetting that such things as
academics existed, he seldom graced the well-known trees.
You would have to look a long way to find a more even-
tempered man — never a fight during four long years. Consider-
ing what he has had to put up with, that in itself is something
of which to be proud.
Manager, Track 4, 5, 2, 1, N.
Musical Clubs Show 4, }.
Choir 4, }, 2.
MORTON HAYNES LYTLE
ON his youngster cruise, Mort was
told that he appeared to do more
work and actually did less than anybody
else. So have his four years here been char-
acterized. Studies have been incidental
obstacles to be pushed aside with the least
effort. It is a tough exam that doesn't find
him leaving thirty minutes early, and it is
a tough day that makes him study a whole
evening study period. Patent leathers were
on his first youngster requisition; he has
put them to good use. He has a knack for
getting things done, including making up
with the O. A. O.
Track 4, 3, 2.
Cross Country 4.
EDWARD HENRY O'HARE
St. Louis, Missouri
"Nero" "Butch" "Ed"
A FTER five years of life in a military
AX. school, Ed set his course toward the
noblest of callings. It did not take him long
to become oriented for he possesses the
trait of being at home wherever he chances
to be. Like the sea-lion, Ed soon found
himself in the water working out with the
suicide-squad. His love for the water, how-
ever, was outweighed by the temptations
and inducements of the radiator club. The
possessor of a winning personality, Ed has
found no trouble in making lasting friend-
ships; he is always ready with a pat on
the back when you need it most.
Water Polo 4, }, 2, 1.
C. P. 0.
CHARLES FRANCIS PUTMAN
"Charlie" "Poncho" "Putt"
CHARLIE readily adapted himself to Navy life and soon
found his way to the basketball courts. He is a confirmed
member of the radiator squad between basketball seasons, and
likes nothing better than a good bull session. Although he
may be classified as a Red Mike around the Academy, un-
doubtedly because of the little girl in Galesburg, Pancho can
always be counted on to drag to help a classmate out. Studies
have never been a problem to him and he gets by on very little
effort. Charlie's many friends will vouch that he has the mak-
ings of a fine Naval officer.
Basketball 4, ), 2,
HENRY ALEXANDER ROWE
San Francisco, California
Hank " " Oil Can " " Little Caesar '
EVERY spring the mightiest sandblower amazes the local
residents along the Severn by unleashing what he calls a
mere whisper at his boys in one of Navy's shells. Although
forced to stand in the fourth platoon, Hank manages to make
every first section with ease. He can work a Nav sight in less
time than a Nav prof with a gouge, but spends most of his
time helping other fellows do them instead. He likes to drag,
will wrestle anyone in the crowd and probably win, and as a
bartender is one of the best, even outside of the Masqueraders.
Crew 4, }, 2, i, N. Wrestling 4. Star 4, 2.
Masqueraders z x 1, Director 1. Quarter deck Society.
WILLIAM PADEN MACK
San Francisco, California
"Weelie" "Wee Willie" "Bill" "Slug"
WEELIE (pronounced a-la-Sweet-
briar) has successfully lived down
his status as a Navy junior. With his quiet,
unobtrusive manner he possesses the inde-
finable affinity for success as shown by the
stars on his collar and his performance on
practically every athletic field. Yet, despite
this success, he finds time to give full vent
to his favorite hobby, sleeping. Bill's main
gripes are his bilging of profs on exams
and the restrictions on dragging at this
Alma Mater. We can wish him no better
luck than that he continues as he has be-
gun, taking all hurdles with his easy stride.
Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1. Baseball 4, ;, 2, 1.
football 4. Star 4 2.
JOHN SNEED SCHMIDT
St. Joseph, Missouri
Otto " "Jobann" " Smitty
WE feel like composing an eulogy to
the achievements of Sneed but we
know how distasteful it would be to him.
The newspapers have satisfactorily handled
the football prowess of our All-American
halfback. In our opinion, this is the least
of his accomplishments. His musical tal-
ents as exhibited on an assortment of in-
struments (including an ocharina), a never
failing cheerfulness, a sincere desire to help
everyone and his touch of Missouri wit —
these are all qualities that have made our
four years with Sneed a period that will
predominate in our memories.
Football 4, }, 2, i, N*. Lacrosse 2, 1. Rifle 4. Track 4.
Choir 4, }, 2, 1. Musical Clubs Show 4, 3, 2, 1.
RICHARD PHILIP NICHOLSON
"Dick" "Joe Coll itch" "Luke" "Nick"
A NOTORIOUS radiator clubber, Dick quickly discovered
that the rifle gallery was closer to his room than any
athletic field. An expert rifleman in college, Dick became a
permanent fixture on the rifle team. An ardent golfer, an in-
credible blind dragger ("I'll drag anyone"), and a savoir of
the better sort, Dick can pull down a 4.0 in any classroom but
usually compromises by accepting a 3.5. Possessed of a serenity
ruffled neither by exams, routine, nor drills, Dick is our nom-
ination for what an officer should be as a midshipman.
Outdoor Rifle 4, ), 2, 1.
Indoor Rifle 4, }, 2, 1, Captain 1.
Class Crest Committee. Star 2.
JOHN LUDVIG NIELSEN
Sr. Paul, Minnesota
' 'Johnn ie" " Flagbag
JOHNNIE claims that luck brought- him into the Navy, but
whatever the cause, he has found the Navy to his liking,
and believes that it is the best possible career. As he aptly puts
it, "Who wants to go on the outside and work for a living,
anyhow?" Flagbag is interested in anything naval, especially
signalling. This interest coupled with real ability should start
John on a successful naval career. Johnnie is energetic when he
is really interested in something, a good friend, cheerful and
easy to get along with. He has one big defect — he doesn't like
Football 4, 5, 2, i.
Boat Club 2, i.
Basketball 4, },
KENNETH EDWARD POUND
IACK of interest in the sugar beet in-
j dustry of Pueblo caused Kenny to
give the Navy a real break. Stern naval
discipline hasn't changed him much be-
cause, as he so aptly puts it, "There's
nothing wrong with regulations in their
proper place." Usually easy going, some-
times serious, always having the ability to
say the right thing with the right words,
resting rather than dragging, but above
all, blessed with a priceless sense of humor
— that's Kenny. These qualities balance
Kenny's one grave fault — his passion for
FAY ELLIS WILSIE
Spring Valley, Minnesota
AFTER saving him from the horrible
xA_ fate of being an Army man, Buck's
lucky star has guided him safely through
his academics with only an occasional
struggle with the Dago Department. For
four years he has been the ideal roommate,
always disagreeing for the sake of a good
argument and frequently coming out the
winner. Buck is fond of the ladies and hops,
and although he will never, admit that one
of the fair sex interested him, we have an
idea that some day he will weaken. And
now that you have met Buck, we are sure
that you will wish him the greatest success
as an officer.
Football 4, }, 2, i.
Lacrosse _j, 2, 1.
EDWARD CHARLES WATTERS, III
Kansas City, Missouri
Dusty " " The Little Man
BACK on June 9, 1933, the Navy received quite a break
when a blue-eyed, curly-haired young man, who later
became known as Dusty or The Little Man, took his oath of
allegiance. The Little Man is only five feet six, but his savvi-
ness, generosity, good humor, and ability to do the proper
thing at the proper time more than compensate for any lack
of height. Dusty is usually in love, and unless he receives his
daily letter from the O. A. O., his faith in women is shattered.
However, Dusty's cheerful nature enables him to forget and
forgive when the next letter arrives.
Track 4. Boat Club.
Musical Clubs Show 4.
LEWIS ARTHUR RUPP
" Lewy" "Kuppy"
A REAL fellow, Lewy harmonizes with everything from the
. choir to the track squad. He likes his popular songs and
always has a new version for the latest one out. His workouts
are not confined to the track, for he likes nothing better than
a good stiff tussle with a cross-word puzzle. Straight lines and
colored pencils, combined with a wealth of natural talents,
have put him in every first section. Among other things which
we must admire in Lewy are his neatness and thoroughness,
for he's won the blue ribbon for shoe shines and locker stow-
age for four years.
Track 4, }, 2, i, N.
Orchestra 4, j.
Choir 4, _j, 2,
Glee Club 4, j.
STANLEY MICHAEL ZIMNY
Woodlawn Beach, New York
"Stan" " ' Zim"
A FIRESIDE, an armchair, and a pipe —
Utopia. Such are Stan's dreams. But
Stan is not always the dreamer. An enthus-
iast to the nth degree, a mild savoir, a
musician par excellence, a champion hand-
ball player. What better combination could
one desire? And who has not heard his
clear tenor voice issuing from the shower,
the corridor, or even the soloist's balcony
in the Chapel, without envying him? His
favorite expressions are, "No mail for
me?" or, "Whom do you know from
Norfolk?" A loyal, energetic, and unfailing
pal, that's Stan.
Champion, Handball Doubles 4, ), 2, 1. Star 4
Choir 4, 3, 2, 1. Orchestra 4, }. 2, 1.
Musical Clubs 4, }, 2, 1. Two Stripes.
JOHN CLAY SHAFFER
Van Wert, Ohio
" Shaff" "J. C." "John" "Gin"
RIGHT from the start, Shaff has been a
_ most conscientious fellow with no-
thing standing in his -way except his pipe.
He smokes enormous amounts of tobacco,
and next to this, women are his greatest
weakness. His locker door looks like a
veritable rogues' gallery, but being natur-
ally a shy soul, he does not drag often.
Academically, John has no troubles except
in Nav; in Ordnance or Steam he never
fails to fill his board. As a wife, J. C. is
tops. He's a congenial cuss, and his powers
as a bull shooter and his expositions on his
pet theories make the time fly.
Choir 4, 3, 2, i. Glee Club 4, 3. Musical Clubs Show 4, }.
Reception Committee. Lucky Bag Staff.
JESSE PARKER ROBINSON, JR.
"/. P." "Robby" "Cyclone" "Cykie"
CYCLONE cast off the work harness and left the Ohio farm
to become a sailor. After a year of severe breaking under
the whip of good old '34, he was turned loose to become
the plebes' nightmare. Jesse has found academics rather easy
sailing except for Bull, which jammed his rudder, and Ord-
nance, which almost blasted him loose from his moorings. In
his horsing around he has nibbled a little wild oats of the mild
variety. His outstanding weakness has been girls from the
Carolinas. In parting let's "splice the main brace," J. P.; here's
best of luck!
Manager, Swimming 4, 3, z.
Regimental C. P. 0.
JOHN ANDREW 7 THOMAS
FROM Knoxville after two years at the University of
Tennessee came Tony to tell us of the pleasures of college
life and all that we were missing. Plebe year found him swim-
ming a bit, but since then, leisure has appealed to him. Most
of the time, when there is good weather, he can be found out
sailing, and in winter, company basketball and a daily siesta
divide his time. His pleasing adaptable personality and ready
smile have made him a welcome addition to any company,
whether sailing, dragging or just indulging in the ever present
Swimming 4, 3.
MORGAN HALL BALDWIN, JR.
STEP up, folks, and meet the man who hears all, knows all,
sees all, and tells even more. The dope is never so straight
nor so hot as when put out by Baldy. When not putting out
bad dope, he is probably parading the halls in some weird
outfit which originally saw better days in Tangier, London,
Nice, or Gibraltar. The "Akademicks" have been rather hot
on his trail, but Baldy always gave them the slip at every river.
Soccer and lacrosse are his favorite sports. He's a dopester
without peer and a good friend to everyone.
Soccer 4, }, 2, 1. Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1.
ERNEST SOUTHARD FRIEDRICK
Baldwin, Long Island, New York
PETE is the true Happy Warrior who has realized the plan
that seized his boyish thoughts. We, his friends, have
watched him grow and have admired his sincerity and de-
termination. His numerous activities have been successful,
because he finishes everything he starts, and does a good job
of it. Possessing a friendly nature, he has been a daddy to the
plebes; and because we know his workable philosophy of
living, it is safe to assume two things: that he will go a long
way, and that he will enjoy himself as he goes.
Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1. Lucky Bag Staff.
THOMAS McCONNELL ADAMS
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
"■Mac" "T. Mac"
TOM came to the Academy knowing little about the Navy,
but he now stands on the threshold of his career with a
thorough understanding of the duties assigned a naval officer.
Mac's major activities are writing and swimming. He has
obtained more publicity (or notoriety) from his attempts to
enlighten "Log" readers than has many a newspaper writer
from his daily column. By sheer hard work, Mac reached a
point in swimming where it took a good man to beat him. This
same spirit will carry Tom to the top in all that he undertakes.
Editor, Trident. Lucky Bag Staff. Log Staff. Star 4.
Christmas Card Committee. Reception Committee.
WALTER JOSEPH BARRY
"Walt" "Pinbead" "One-cell"
IN Walt we have the personification of the ideal son of Erin.
Endowed with a keen sense of humor and a facility for
making friends, he is a welcome addition to any bull session.
An injury to his ear deprived us of a promising boxer. He
doesn't drag often, but he makes up for that when he hits
good old Boston twice a year. A tireless worker, he exerts
plenty of ergs to come out on top in the frequent tussles with
the books. His every ambition is tied up in the Navy, and we
know that they will be realized
Company Representative 4, 3, z
C. P. 0.
JOHN FRANCIS CHENEY
JOHN is the kind of a fellow whose ticket to happiness
consists of a good pipe, a good dog, and a good book. He
likes to sit down so well he made crew his sport, and, like
most of us, he is one of that army that serves to push the top-
notchers. He has an appreciation of classical music, literature,
and femininity, consistently sporting a first section drag. His
secret ambition is a pair of dancing feet. The philosophy of
life which he follows is wound up in these famous lines: "Let
me live in a house by the side of the road, and be a friend to
Crew ). Lacrosse 2.
Orchestra 4, ).
C. P. 0.
RICHARD EARL BALL
"Dick" "Rheostat" "Testo"
AT first sight, all hands agreed that Dick was very dumb,
_ZjL but he soon convinced us that he was nobody's fool.
From then on, he was the recognized leader of the first sections.
His one weakness was figuring out constants to see on which
side of a 3.7 his mark lay. He professed to be a Red Mike, but
during second class year, he had a change of heart, although
not quite deserting the ranks of the misogynists. As a wife,
he never objected to getting the suits from the tailor shop and
was willing to close the windows before reveille.
Radio Club }, 2, 1. Reception Committee.
HERBERT JOYCE HARTMAN
WE had our first introduction to Herb's calm and efficient
Buckeye methods of work the latter part of plebe
summer, when he ate his first meal in the messhall. Shortly
afterward, the academic departments began their barrage, but
again Herby calmly and effectively set to work. That he still
has his early skill is demonstrated in the first instance by his
chubby cheeks, and in the second by his perennial presence in
first sections. He's spent too much time sleeping and snaking
and writing letters to be a successful athlete, but the sub squad
has kept him in trim.
Radio Club }, 2, 1.
Boat Club z,i.
HARMON BRADFORD SHERRY
Syracuse, New York
' 'Cherie ' ' ' Blondie' ' ' 'Cherub' '
HEY, Sherry, where did you get those 10,000 ton cruisers
This is the typical greeting thrust at the wife by his
joking classmates, for nature endowed him with a remarkable
pair of size twelves. If you think these leviathans are in his
way, you should watch him cover ground on a tennis court,
move nimbly in a fencing duel, or boot a soccer ball. When he
is not occupied in getting a workout, he may be found sawing
on his cello, poring over the newspaper, or reading books on
Hitler. But any evening — "Boy! She really is a swell gal" —
and so far, far into the night.
Fencing 4, 3, 2, 1. Soccer 4, 5, 2. Tennis 4. Choir 4, 5
Orchestra 4, }, 2, 1. Lucky Bag Staff.
BERNHARD HENRY BIERI.JR.
Newport, Rhode Island
Beer-eye " " Clara
IF you've never wandered into his room after chow and seen
the Beer-eye-Butch dance team going to town you've missed
something. Not that we'd trade them for Astaire, but they do
make plenty of noise. When not celebrating, Clara is quiet,
the reason being that he is writing voluminous letters. (Stick
your gonk in at any odd hour and see for yourself.) The sur-
prising thing about all this correspondence is that, far from
being a snake, he is reasonably faithful to the little girl back
home. And to top it off he's a basketball player of no mean
Basketball 4, 5, 2, 1.
JAMES CHARLES BENNETT
" Popeye" "Father" "Chuck"
APENNSYLVANIAN by birth, a sailorman by aspiration,
. and a lion by nature — that's our Popeye. We learned from
Chuck during plebe summer that the good old Naval Reserve
is a he-man's outfit. Then Popeye demonstrated that one's
reach can exceed one's grasp by taking an involuntary bath
during his first cutter drill. Father's ability as a champeen
spinner of yarns is stimulated by a keen wit and shrewd ob-
servation. His initiative, resourcefulness, self-confidence, and
true individuality will cause him to stand out all through his
Property Gang 2, 1 Leader 1.
JOHN GERALD SULLIVAN
St. Albans, Vermont
"Gold-brick" "Sully" "Long Talker"
WHERE'S Sully?' ' ' 'Oh, he's back in the hospital again. ' '
And so it went, for four long years. Sully was never
one to take life too seriously. In fact, one might add that the
only thing he was ever in earnest about was golf. He's still
talking about that Inter-Collegiate Meet in Washington second
class summer. At work or on liberty, Sully could be depended
upon to do his share. As a roommate, he was one of the best.
Never lacking a cheery word, he managed to smile his way
along a road beset with many hardships and obstacles.
Boxing 4, 1. Golf ;, 2, 1. Football 4.
HAROLD SYDNEY BOTTOMLEY, JR.
Merchantville, New Jersey
" Syd" "King' "H. S."
CULVER'S gift to the sea found plebe year entirely too easy,
for the desire to bone is quite unknown to Syd. He enjoys
good books, opera, bull sessions, and is a shark at bridge.
When he likes a subject, he is very savvy. He possesses that
likeable personality which gives him the ability to get what
he wants regardless of opposition — "never fear when Syd is
near!" With this and his cosmopolitan air, he is quite success-
ful with the fairer sex. And above all, he is "one of the boys"
and a good roommate.
Basketball 4. Baseball 4. Boat Club 2, 1
ROBERT VARNELL TATE
"Kudo" "Bob' "Tatey" "Adam"
A ND now may we introduce the handsome half of the room, *"" *\f
_L\- none other than out future Kentucky Colonel. Besides
good looks, he possesses the uncanny knack of getting away
with irregularities, although he has overstepped once or twice
and ranks second in our class for days on the Reina. When it
comes to knowledge, Bob is no man's dummy. But he is con-
tent with a good story, a bridge session, or shooting the
breeze with his many friends, that is, except when there's
liberty, for then he's sure to be found with some lucky girl
who has captured his fancy.
Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1.
Lucky Bag Staff.
Boxing 4, }, 2, 1. Masqueraders }, 1.
Reception Committee. Black N.
C. P. 0.
CHARLES ISAIAH BLANKINSHIP
CHARLIE, my wife, God bless him. He wears white sox,
but no garters; has red hair, but no temper; smiles cheer-
fully, but is mulishly obstinate; drags, but not often. He can
concentrate on the matter at hand, whether it be football,
water polo, or studies. A sailor who will always long for the
"dear old podunk in Illinois," he will make a good officer
and gentleman (by act of Congress). Plebes know him as easy-
going, his classmates as "Red," the Executive Department as
conscientious, the academic departments as a plugger, and I as
"Charlie, my wife, God bless him."
Water Polo 4, }, 2, /, wNp, Captain 1.
Football 4, }, 2, 1, NA.
WILLIAM RAWLINS LOWNDES
"Bill" "Walrus" " Leivendies"
BILL can long for his California home, yearn to restore the
family estate in Charleston tradition, and wish he were
living in Boston, all at once! But get beneath the surface, and
you will find a Navy man to the core. The Navy is his heritage,
cultivated by extensive reading, despite long hours spent in
his favorite element, the water. For Bill is a varsity water
poloist in season, a swimmer the year around. But see him at
his mellowest: after a good meal, reading an interesting book,
his only distraction keeping his pipe lit.
Water Polo 4, 3, 2, 1, wNp.
G. P. 0.
WILLIAM FLOYD BRINGLE
"Bush" "Ogie" "One Play"
CLOSING his still in response to the call of the sea, Bush
donned his shoes and set out on the long trek which
eventually led him to Annapolis. The first two years of Bush's
sojourn were marked with a conflict between the Red Mike
and reptile elements. However the close of youngster year
brought with it a brilliant coup d'etat by the Snake. Despite
a few minor injuries such as broken hips, wrenched knees, and
dislocated shoulders his inability to quit has won for him the
coveted Navy block "N." At various times, he has also tried
basketball, crew, and lacrosse.
Football 4, }, 2, i, N. Crew 4.
Christmas Card Committee.
GEOFFREY PERCIVAL NORMAN
South Pittsburg, Tennessee
JEFF is well known for his superb dry wit and gift of repar-
tee. He is the life of every bull session, yet more than able
to hold his own with the intelligentsia on any subject. Since
he was always a great lover of music, we were somewhat at a
loss to understand why, after two successful years in the Drum
and Bugle Corps, he decided to rejoin the ranks. A Red Mike
youngster year, Jeff was rejuvenated during second class sum-
mer, and has been going strong ever since. His fine Old English
character and personality will always be a cherished memory.
JOHN REMEY WADLEIGH
Jamestown, Rhode Island
EARLY plebe year, the upper-classmen started asking Jack
questions about the Service. This form of running soon
ceased when they found that he knew far more about the
Navy than they. If you want to know the names and laundry
numbers of C-in-C since Noah, just ask Jack; he'll know.
Dividing his time between listening to the Marine Band and
dragging Army juniors, Jack has still found time to manage
baseball and, incidentally, to make music of his own with the
Hell Cats. And from now on, we know he'll find time to give
all he has for the Service.
FROM across the Bay on the Eastern Shore comes this
worthy harmonizer. At the first note, he will drop every-
thing and join in with a tenor specially suited to the shower.
From singing, his thoughts turn to photography; his camera
balances the weighty text books on many a trip to class while
classmates cheerfully run him for bringing the "lunch box"
along. One week a confirmed Red Mike and the next week
dragging — briefly this is Bill's social life. When we leave to
go to sea, we prophesy that Bill will continue his straight
shooting on the road to the top.
Outdoor Rifle 4, 3
1, rNt, Captain 1. Indoor Rifle 4, ), a, 1, rNt.
Lucky Bag Staff. Trident Society. Star 2.
FRANKLIN DUERR BUCKLEY
"Blimpo" " Zep" "Buck"
YOU may wonder why Franklin is guilty of the odd nick-
names. When we say that he's a staunch supporter of
lighter-than-air, the connection is obvious. Being held person-
ally accountable for all airship disasters, Buck has been the
victim of much good-natured running. His many articles in
the Trident have been only one means of defending the airship
against uninformed condemnation. Making visits to both
Akron and Lakehurst, and even Friedrichshafen on youngster
cruise, has given Buck many permanent contacts and a wealth
of practical knowledge.
DONALD ARCHER DEAN
Yonkers, New York
THE career of this conspicuously quiet and unassuming
young man from little old New York has been dotted
with long but successful tiffs with the academic departments.
His refusal to accept the doctrine of "It's all in the book" had
him playing Tarzan in the branches of some trees. Because of
his ceaseless efforts to discover the reason behind the fact,
some feel he might do better in such a post as the Intelligence
Service could offer, but the Line often needs this kind of man,
and Don is big enough to fill any assignment they might give
Manager, Football 4. Boat Club.
RICHARD BEEBE WILLIAMS
Gettysburg, South Dakota
"Stud" "Bill" "Rajah"
STUD is a cosmopolite, but claims South Dakota as his
fatherland. He possesses potentially every quality necessary
to success, but is a bit irresponsible. However, that only en-
hances his fatal charm. His greatest interest is in people, es-
pecially in members of the opposite sex, and he is able to adapt
himself to any situation. His ready wit, deep sense of humor,
and indisputable gift of gab enable him to make life brighter
for those around him. Bill is thoroughly "one of the boys",
and has a host of friends. His greatest ambition is to be a
marine, as were his forebears.
C. P. 0.
WILLIAM BUTLER BROWN
Goldsboro, North Carolina
"Trigger" "Red" "Scrapper" "Bill"
IT is hard to say whether Trigger is first a gentleman and
second an artist, or vice versa. He does, however, combine
the two into a most unusual mixture. He has the natural good
manners of a true southern gentleman and also the erratic
temperament of an artist. Red is a rebel in more than name,
being constantly at variance with the accepted order of things.
He has never been known to speak or smile before breakfast.
His greatest ambition is to fly, and he should be the best there
is, for his spirit is as flaming as his hair.
Golf 3, 2, i, gNAf, Captain i. Boxing 4, ).
Class Crest and King Committees .
G. P. 0.
JOHN DOUGLAS CARSON
Asbury Park, New Jersey
"Doug' "Red" "Kit" "Trotsky"
DO you want to bet a dollar on that?" And thus another
bull session reaches its climax with Doug on top. He's a
typical redhead, pugnacious, yet good-natured, and willing
to help a friend to the limit. Doug is not inclined to work
unnecessarily, although when he has to, he can expend an
unbelievable amount of energy. The Glee Club lost a promising
candidate when this proud possessor of a tremendous baritone
turned to wrestling. He spends the evenings smoking his pipe,
occasionally studying, but more often sleeping or expounding
on the good roads of New Jersey.
Wrestling z, i. Crew 4, ;.
Ring Committee .
Football 4, }. Stage Gang 1
Reception Committee .
FALKLAND MacKINNON LANSDOWNE
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
"Mac" "Hessie" "McGuinis"
COME into the room most any time and you will find Mac
in his glory — horizontal on his bunk. He is quiet and
industrious and remains so, unless a rough-house is started —
then he may be found in the midst of it. His generosity and
willingness to help others out of tight spots have won him
many friends. Mac never worries about the fairer sex, enjoys
music, reading, and smoking his pipe. His only bad trait is
his lamentable, yet uncanny, knack of making puns. He has
been an excellent roommate, meeting every gripe with a smile.
Gang 4, 3, 2, 1. Orchestra 4.
ROY HEMAN BURGESS, JR.
ROY makes friends easily, since he has always been a willing
_ worker, not only for himself, but for others. His nature
is a fortunate one, utilizing the high spots in life to cushion
the effects of the low ones. The result is one of radiation, in
that he makes all who come in contact with him see the more
pleasant side of life. He has been out for numerous sports and
worked conscientiously at them, and though the spotlight of
athletic glory has missed him, what higher compliment can
be paid a man than to say he did his best in everything he
Swimming 4, }, 2, 1. Boat Club 2, 1. Rifle 4.
Hop Committee 1. Glee Club. Choir 4, }, 2, 1.
HUGH RAYNOR RIMMER
San Francisco, California
"Rowdy Dow" "Buzz' "Hugh"
HUGHIE'S agreeable personality made him many friends.
Unknown admirers were always certain to write him
letters after leave, to the extent that all hands endeavored to
solve Raynor's social problems. The football team lost his
valuable service when he was disabled, but his handicap did
not hinder his ability with the oar. To keep peace in this
family, we will not mention anything about that cold March
day when Hughie's single shell capsized. Ever since then,
Rowdy Dow has been looking forward to sunny Cal and his
departure from rainy Maryland.
Crew 4, }, 2, /, N.
Football 4, 1, 2, NA.
DONALD MORISON WHITE
Ossining, New York
NO one knows where Don's capacity for sleep came from,
but we suspect that what energy is not being saved for
the next week-end is used up in the gym or on the track. And
how he can combine the writing of that letter a day to a
certain someone with all that sleep, and still stay close to the
first sections will always be a mystery. He is an understanding
friend of the best sort, and has been an excellent fellow con-
spirator against the wiles of the Academic and Executive De-
partments, never coming in violent contact with either.
Choir 4, }, 2, i.
LEWIS OLCOTT DAVIS
"Lew" "L. 0."
THE hills of Connecticut are well represented by this dash-
ing young Beau Brummel of the fourth deck who keeps
us posted on all the whys and wherefores of fashion. This trait
was picked up, no doubt, from the cosmopolitan corners of
Middletown, where men are men and the floods run high. Few
men can combine the sports of track and crew, but if you think
it can't be done, just ask Lew. He is an excellent helpmate,
possessing the quality of being amenable to doing most of the
work and not griping about it. An all around good mixer,
Lew is a hard worker, hard player, and true friend.
JOSEPH FRANCIS DALTON
A DESIRE to "join the Navy and see the world" caused Joe
. to travel the twenty-seven miles to Annapolis. While
seldom starring, Horsey has always found plenty of time to
play soccer, lacrosse, or water polo. He has whiled away his
idle hours in dragging, boating, playing sweetly (?) the ac-
cordion, and cruising on the Reina. Joe's never-failing good
humor, thoughtful consideration, and abounding generosity
have made him a host of friends. He has started well in his
chosen career, and his will to win and general capability insure
him continued success.
JOHN ELLSWORTH TAYLOR
Mason City, Iowa
"John" "Ellsworth" "J. E."
ON first sight, this quiet unassuming fellow from the wild
Mid- West impressed us as the sort of man who would
go places. And we were right, for without visible effort, he
has taken the much-dreaded academics like grade school work,
and stood high in all his subjects. Plebe year found Ellsworth
out for cross-country and fencing, but the lure of the bridge
table soon drew him from the rigorous sports. John's principal
extra-curricular activity has been dragging. Possessed of a
wide acquaintanceship and plenty of charm, John has taken
advantage of every opportunity to drag.
Reception Committee. Star 4, ), 2.
EDWARD GROVER DE LONG
Springfield, South Dakota
"Grover" "Ed" "Champ" "Dee"
FATE had its way, and a third alternate appointment took
Grover from a co-ed college and made him one of '37.
Endowed with an admirable ability of meeting people, es-
pecially the fairer sex, he carries on a voluminous correspond-
ence. During study hour, Ed is usually seen -with pipe in one
hand, pen in the other, and photographic likenesses before
him. Music is his weakness, be it via the radio, choir, musical
clubs, or French horn. He is often at home with a Sabatini
novel or an engineering magazine. Versatility and steadiness
have made him a splendid roommate and friend.
Track 4, 2, 1. Basketball 3,
Musical Clubs Shows
1. Orchestra 4, 3, z, 1
ROBERT ARLTON HALLA
Tyndall, South Dakota
BOB'S natural asset, a gift of speech, coupled with his
ability to follow all contemporary problems, was re-
warded youngster year when the first of the Public Speaking
Contests found him receiving the gold watch. Never having
to worry about academics, after the first two months of plebe
Steam, Bob has had plenty of time for athletics, and was a
good quarterback until injuries put him out of football. Be-
sides this activity, a deep interest in "newsie" magazines and
the farier sex has characterized his Academy course.
Track 4. Quarterdeck Society 4, 3, 2, 1, President 1.
Boat Club. Reception Committee.
Reef Points Staff.
RICHARD CLOUGH SMART
"Axel" "Dick" "Dapple" " Sancho"
NO one knows whether it was Dick's New England back-
ground or the influence of the vast amount of literature
which he reads that urged him to answer the call of the sea,
but one can easily discern an adventurous and romantic spirit.
He is quite unassuming, and whenever Dick gives us that
"personality" smile, we are forced to smile with him. Any-
thing taken up which interests him is done heartily and en-
thusiastically, as anyone who plays basketball with him will
tell you. Lady Luck is his companion at cards, but no one has
ever known him to drag.
DANIEL BERNARD DECKELMAN
"Danny" "Boxcar" "Prince"
DANNY is one of the landmarks of the Second Battalion.
Plebe year offered no easy sailing for him. Never one to
sit idly by and let things run their course, he often differed in
opinion with the upper classes. Now the boys agree with him.
A likeable fellow who is always ready to promote anything
from an interesting bull session to an afternoon at "Pop's",
Dan is not one of the intelligentsia, but a member of that party
known as the backbone of the Regiment.
Football 4, _j, 2.
EVERETT GEORGE SANDERSON
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Sandy " " Whitey
BROUGHT up in the old whaling town of New Bedford,
Sandy inherited his love of salt air and sea dust. But get-
ting his sea legs was his own idea, and he came here to be a
Sinbad. Life to Sandy is a song, for he is always singing; he is
a happy-go-lucky lad with never a worry. Yet his work always
gets done. He has never missed a hop, but his heart has missed
quite a few. He can do anyhing with a ball so long as it is
round, and he likes Java, music, cherry pie, and horse racing.
Everywhere he goes, he makes new friends and greets old ones
with a warm smile.
Soccer 4, 3, 2, /, aNf, Captain 1. Tennis 4, 5, 2, 1.
BOB entered with a golf club in one hand, track shoes in
the other, and a grin on his face. The track shoes gave
way to another golf club, but the grin is still there. It would
be foolish to spend much time writing the foibles of the co-
sharer of one's stamps, razor blades, and stationery, but here
are a few. Bob does most of his studying in the last half of
every study period, makes puns, is never ready for formation,
but never late. He has the three essentials of a good roommate:
thoughtfulness, generosity, and a sense of humor.
Cross Country 4, 5,
Golf }, 2, 1.
HARRY BARRETT HAHN
Brooklyn, New York
"Scbnozz" "Blotto" "Vacuum"
WITH his unbounded energy and his will to do anything,
Harry is well fitted for the calling he likes — the Navy.
Harry has always given his best. As a gymnast and crew man,
he has won his laurels. In studies, his name stands well to-
wards the top of his class. His file is his hobby; sleep is his joy;
and a Diesel is his pet. His helping spirit, coupled with his
cheerful, witty remarks, has brightened many of life's dull
moments. As time rolls on, many of us will remember his
motto: "Ah, Sleep! It is a blessed thing — ."
Boat Club 2, i. Gym 4.
Lightweight Crew j, 2, 1.
DAVID EUGENE DRESSENDORFER
"Dave" " Hoople" "Dusie"
TODAY, when knowledge is sought more keenly than ever
before, it isn't every man who will interrupt his own
studies to help others. Dave, however, is a notable example
of the man who will. In spite of the time given to others, at
the end of each year he stands well up in the class. Every
phase of this life, with all its exacting details, has not been
pleasing to Dave, but he has remained, not as a nonentity,
but with much benefit to the Academy. Illinois, as we all
know, has been poorer and we have been richer during the four
years Dave has been here.
DORRANCE SIELAFF RADCLIFFE
(^635 — "We joined the Navy to see the world" — yes, folks,
Dorie's tuning up again with a ready smile, a good hum-
or, a keen wit, and a song in his heart. He's a Red Mike in
theory — a snake in fact. Every "rec" period finds him playing
touch football, baseball, basketball, or tennis, with equal
facility. He's a semi-savoir, lacking only the photographic
memory. Coming from "the biggest little city in the world,"
his ambition reaches to the sky, hence he's headed for aviation.
The last formation has just rung, so au revoir, roommate, and
GEORGE HAILS FOSTER
"George" "Rebel" "Bama"
THE virtues of George's home state ("heaven," as he would
say) and the O. A. O., we have all heard many times. He
is always anxious to take part in debates on all questions, and
win or lose, he readily admits his opponent was wrong. George
has a likeable nature, a keen sense of humor, but a poor and
frequently practiced knowledge of blank verse. He specializes
in dragging, but he boxes and wrestles, and adapts himself to
several other sports. Although he is not a savoir, his cheerful
personality will prove a valuable asset in making him a success
PATRICK HENRY HART
Los Angeles, California
"Pat" "Bucket" "Admiral"
PLEBE year, Pat admits, wasn't any too much fun, but
necessary for the life to follow. However, the next three
years showed him to be in the right place. As in days of yore
at Polytechnic High, academics were fruit. His gymnastic
talents, too, showed up to good advantage. Though not par-
ticularly a snake, Pat could be paged at Carvel any Sunday
afternoon, — and usually be found! During four years here on
the Severn, Pat has won a place in all our hearts. His ability
to make friends and get along with people is a sure indication
WELL, fellows, you see it goes like this,—" and thus
begins many an impromptu extra instruction over
Warren's shoulder. With an uncanny ability to find out what
makes the wheels go 'round, Henry has saved the day many a
time in the last five minutes before formation. With a definite
tinge of rebel in his make-up, W. W. found the movies' versions
of plebe life slightly ultra-romantic and dashing. However,
hard work and hard play soon changed this picture. Here's
luck, Warren, and a wish for a good old-fashioned bull session
every so often as the years go by.
JAMES GRANT ROSS
THE salt air called Rollo, and soon his non-reg face appeared
in our ranks. The departments have failed to create an
academic barrier for this rough-cut linguist. He is more indus-
trious than most, never having joined the radiator squad or
become a Cosmo fan. His activity in crew has made him as
dexterous with an oar as he is with a slip-stick. While Rollo
is decidedly not a chowhound, snaking is one of his accomp-
lishments — and why not? Should a connoisseur of the fair sex
sit idly by? Rollo is a man any skipper can be proud of.
JACK EUGENE GIBSON
' ' Gib ' ' ' 'Jeemy " " Gheebson '
JACK arrived here armed with a Popular Mechanics maga-
zine and a sense of humor. To this background is attributed
his pleasure over "sketch and describe" slips of epicyclic
trains, turbines, and torpedo mechanisms. His intelligence
varies as the square root of the pressure applied by the academic
departments. Jeemy spends hours in the gym keeping in shape
to ward off those seeking vengeance for his practical jokes. He
whistles continually, respects intellect, tries anything once,
knows most of the answers, and will even drag blind just for
ALFRED FREDERICK GERKEN
Bronx, New York
"Al" "Joe" "Jerk"
AL can usually be found either playing tennis or sleeping
Jl\. (the way his cruises were spent). Although his life at
the Academy has always been one of ease, the greater part of
second class year was spent with extra instruction from Instruc-
tor Ortland. His good nature always makes him ready to share
his skags and chow. Al claims to be a Red Mike, and to all
appearances he really is, but just ask one who has seen him in
action. For any kind of a party, whether it's a working party,
liberty party, or beer party, Al will always be around.
Tennis 4, 2, 1.
G. P. 0.
JOHN MURPHY DE VANE, JR.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
"Count" "John" "Gui"
THE Count is famous for many things, but we always think
of him in connection with football, swimming, towel
snapping, and his pipe. We have watched his athletics, felt
his towel snapping, and smelled that pipe for the last few
years — but we still love him. Always ready to knock off
studying to talk, or fight, or help on a knotty prob, he has
kept us sat more than once. He's generous to a fault; when
our laundry doesn't come back on time, we can always count
on his socks. Long live Dee-vain, and may worry stay far from
4, 3, 2, I.
JAMES RAGAN GUSTIN
JIM has been so busy doing things since he climbed out of
his cradle that he just hasn't found time to grow up. A true
sandblower, he's a cheery soul, always ready to help a class-
mate with a difficult prob or to shed a little humor on an
otherwise dreary scene. He's had a strangle hold on academics
ever since plebe year, but during these past two years, his
contention has been that the words "sketch and describe"
should be stricken from the English language. Jim is quite a
socialite, a super snake, but then where would the stag line
be without the snakes ?
Small Bore $, 2, 1.
GERALD PATRICK JOYCE
Green Bay, Wisconsin
THE old "sea-daddy" himself! After listening to one of ~" "\#
those sessions where the old mariner expounded on the
flying moor or fire control on the U. S. S. Arkansas, one would
never suspect that Jerry came from the Middle West. Technical
knowledge of the kind that argues well and draws a crowd
has been his specialty. Academics? He would have made his
mark if weekly magazines, guitars, and bridge games had
never been thought of. A long standing acquaintanceship with
blueprints made professional subjects mere reviews, while his
uncanny methods of working Thermo problems astounded all
M. P. 0.
FILLMORE BOLLING GILKESON
Bluefield, West Virginia
WEST, by God, Virginia, sir! And proud of it!" But Fil
is civilized none-the-less. He came to the Navy rather
than to West Point through a Congressman's mistake, but has
become one of the Service's staunchest supporters. An athlete
of all-around ability, he also enjoys loafing. His concentration
is remarkable, even if it is only on a magazine, and as a result,
he stands high in the class with little effort; but he seldom
lets studying interfere with his lighter reading. His is the
geniality of the South and the openness of the hills, combining
to give a carefree heartbreaker.
JOHN FRYE MORSE
Washington, D. C.
"Johnny" " Butch
WIFE, friend, and classmate. Butch is all that those three
words imply. Coming into the Academy four long
years ago, he was shy and retiring, filled with that New
England determination to succeed. Always dragging, never
missing anything, he still stays true to his seldom seen plebe
year O. A. O. During the few off week-ends, with any one of
a drawer full of pipes in his mouth, he can be found with his
feet on the desk, a participant in some bull session. In the
spring, Johnny finds time to pull an oar with the lightweights
and play a fast tennis game.
Manager, Basketball 4, }, 2, 1, N.
WILLIAM MORGAN PORTER
WHEN a southern gentleman invades the North he
doesn't usually forget those desirable little things that
have long been characteristic of Dixie, but sometimes those
desirable little things forget the gentleman. It must not be
thought, however, that this redheaded southerner has lost
his "don't give up the ship" spirit, for few are the hops that
he misses, and letters are still his steady diet. Though the sub
squad keeps Bill off the radiator, and such things as Ordnance
and Steam sketches keep the stars off his full dress collar, he
will, nevertheless, go places in the Navy.
DONALD EUGENE HUEY
PUNXSUTAWNEY lost a great guy, and the girls from
those parts lost several hearts when Don decided to spend
his life on the briny deep, but the Navy stock jumped several
points when he entered. Altho' he professes to be a Red Mike,
he is seen dragging to every entertainment but the hops — he
hates 'em. He is a charter member of the sub squad, but doesn't
allow this unpleasant activity to spoil his sunny disposition.
He prefers to take his exercise in non-aquatic forms, but will
ditch same for a good game of bridge, a skag, and a radio.
WARREN COLLAMORE HALL, JR.
Newark, New Jersey
"W. C." "Bud"
BUD came to the Service by way of the Naval Reserve. In
his short time on this earth, he has met and conquered
enough of life's cruel set-backs to floor anybody unsupported
by his unbeatable determination to accomplish anything he
thinks worth while. Here at the Academy, he has shown an
interest in athletics well above the average, a love of small
boats, and a genius for organization and acquisition of genuine
friends. To the ladies, he's ideal company, but watch him, he
might go out of circulation quite suddenly. To Bud's future
messmates, he's the goods.
Soccer 4, }, 2, 1, aNf. Lacrosse 4, 3. Log 5, 2, 1.
Commodore , Boat Club 1. Chairman, Christmas Card Committee.
THE love of the sea was born in Frank. His earlier years
were spent in various ports in the States and in the Virgin
Islands. One who does things in a big way, he knows where
he is going and how to get there. Whether or not academics
come easily to him — they come, and he masters them. Many
are the nights that he willingly unravels subjects to pull a
classmate sat. Believing that "He rides fastest who rides
alone," Frank is off to a fine start. He will continue to make
his naval career a success.
Basketball 4, _j, 2, 7, N. Soccer 4, }, 2.
Boat Club 2, 1. . Star 2.
DWIGHT LYMAN JOHNSON
"Johnny" "D. L."
THIS concentrating fellow, who must be allowed to com-
plete his train of thought without interruption, is self-
assured, but not offensively so. In spite of an avowed passion
for medicine and an admiration for hypnotism, he is a neat
sailor. His strong likes and dislikes do not keep him from
being a welcome hand at any bull session, which he usually
turns into something resembling a side-show or an insane
asylum. If you want the dope on anything from love to a half-
nelson, Dwight is a veritable mentor, even going so far as to
throw in a practical demonstration.
New York, New York
FROM the Big City came a beardless, but not mustacheless,
youth filled with optimism. The Navy soon stripped him
of his mustache, but his optimism remains. Undismayed by
minor reverses in Math and Steam, he gets his marks in Dago
and Bull. A voracious reader, he devours anything printed.
Although he is pacifistic by nature, you would never guess it
to see him dancing around any afternoon in fearsome fighting
pose, preparatory to a few rounds in the ring. And for four
years he has been the kind of a roommate who would lend you
his last stamp or make your bed for you on hop nights.
C. P. 0.
ALBERT OGDEN VORSE, JR.
AFTER four successful years at Andover, Scoop found his
jC\- thoughts of the Navy overcoming his love of freedom,
and here he is, suffering under the rigors of the Executive and
Academic Departments. However, he has never encountered
any difficulties which he could not face with ease. His pleasing
personality, ready wit, and enthusiasm have won him many
valuable and lasting friendships. During the afternoons Scoop
has occupied his time with various pursuits including football,
track, warming the radiator, and Carvel. He is bound to have
little difficulty in finding himself in the Service.
FRED hails from Chicago, but except for the expression
assumed when in a football game, he resembles in no way
the prevalent gangster type. Perhaps the Windy City is some-
what responsible for his great love of the always available
bull session, wherein tales of ever increasing magnitude are
known to arise. His ever-ready sense of humor, his great-
hearted generosity, and his precocious sophistication all find
expression in a personality which makes Fred every inch a
gentleman and gives to him an individuality not easily for-
Football 3, 2, i, N.
MAURICE WILLIAM SHEA
MIKE liked his life in Cleveland, but didn't hesitate to
join the Navy at the Great Lakes Training Station. He
spent over two years studying the Navy from the crew's view-
point, and then came to the Academy. He is one of the most
observant men we know, for he rarely misses any details.
Mike works hard, plays hard and never mixes the two. Short
of stature, but really a big man, he is a strong leader. Within
the next twenty or thirty years, Mike will be known through-
out the Fleet as an efficient skipper who always has a happy
Soccer 4, 2, 1, N.
JOHN DUCKETT MILLER
Brevard, North Carolina
"Jack" "Due ken"
BRED in the "Land of Waterfalls," Jack turned to the sea
for adventure and a career. He obtained his first taste of
salt air at Norfolk and plenty more in the following two years.
Jack became a middy the same time his older brother became
a kaydet, and one of his cherished ambitions is to even up
childhood scores on the gridiron. Since, Jack has carved a path
of success on the athletic fields and in the classroom. His jovial
spirit keeps us very close to him, and it is an asset that will
carry him to the top.
Football 4, 3, 2, 1, N. Lacrosse 4, 5, 2, 1, N.
Wrestling 4, ;.
RALPH KISSINGER, JR.
CATCH the gleam of his happy smile, the power of his
gifted intellect, the swing of his stocky figure, and you
have a glimpse of the boy who climbed down from a tractor
seat and came out of the Mid-West to us. He can crack down
on a Juice prob like a second Edison and then look at a sunset
with remarks as sincerely uttered as though by Stevenson
himself; he dreams of sailing to distant lands and then sketches
a built-up gun that will almost bark; he listens to the Saturday
opera and then goes out on the field to sock 'em like a man
Boxing }, i, bNAt. Track 2, 1.
King Dance Committee.
N. A. C. A. Council.
Star 4, ;, 2.
LAWRENCE VIRGINIUS JULIHN
Washington, D. C.
A MAN who enjoys a quiet hour before a glowing fire in an
. atmosphere of soft music; a man who likes to hear the
sharp cut of a heavy axe on hard wood; a man — active, vigorous
in work and play! In this brief interim at the Academy, Larry
is one who has sought to keep in sight those worthwhile
thoughts that so easily fade to the background in a routine
life. The most important word to a young man is "tomorrow;"
the tomorrow will well become acquainted with his indomit-
able spirit that lives in the present, yet strives to the future.
Wrestling }, 2, 1. Lightweight Crew }, 2, 1.
Class President }, 2, 1. Trident Staff.
Star 2. Four Stripes.
President, N. A. C. A.
PETER GABRIEL MOLTENI, JR.
Johnson City, Tennessee
"Pete" "P. G."
AS soon as he wandered out of the range of his "pappy's
_l\. shootin' airn," Pete's thoughts turned from the "mount-
ings" to the sea. His wanderings took him from coast to coast
and made him more all-Navy than ever. Pete has taken all the
academics with a grain of salt, but when anyone gets in trouble
with a prob, he willingly rescues his slipping classmate. But
all the help we can give him won't save him from the gals.
Each leave it is a different one, not bad either. Good luck, and
stay with 'em, kid. We'll be betting on you.
Baseball 4. Rifle 3, 2, 1.
HARRY CURTIS TRANSUE
FROM out where California meets the Pacific'comes this ' mm \T
happy-go-lucky son of the sea. His beaming smile and
carefree manner soon won for him a countless host of friends.
Worried? No one has ever seen Hank worried; his axiom is
that his smile will cure any evil that the Executive or Academ-
ic Departments can bring upon him. True, his smiling philoso-
phy has met some hard tests, but Hank has bested all of them.
He has learned that all of the way is not easy sailing, but he
knows how to take the rough with the calm, and for that
reason, we know that he will reach the top.
Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1.
THOMAS LLOYD MILLER
"Torn' "T. L."
TOM entered the Academy with a worldliness gained at
schools abroad and with the indefinable marks of a gentle-
man which four midshipman years have somehow failed to
erase. Behind his somewhat serious exterior lurks a fun-loving
nature, and his tales of the cruise have become legendary.
Crew, class football, and squash have variously claimed his
attention, but never to the extent of precluding his being seen
at the week's end with the lucky girl-of-the-month upon his
arm. His four years with the Regiment have been the precursor
of a career that must be interesting and successful.
HENRY MILLER STEEL SWIFT
"Steel" "H. M. S."
WITH the salty initials of H. M. S. and hailing from the
sea-going Buzzard's Bay region of Massachusetts, Steel
was quite a seafaring man even before he was initiated into
the Service through the Naval Reserve. And here on the
Severn, he takes to the water even in his off hours; he's well
known for his oarsmanship from College Creek to Poughkeep-
sie. With a highly inventive mind, as viewed from an engineer-
ing view point, coupled with a broad and thorough knowledge
of world affairs, Steel is a gentleman who is certain to go far
in his career as a naval officer.
Crew 4, 3, 2, i, N.
ROBERT TRUMAN VANCE
"Bob" "Philo" "Red"
FRIENDSHIP with Philo wears well, since he makes friends
on a basis of sincerity. He measures himself to his own
code and, consequently, rings true. Favorite pastime: yearning
from the "penthouse" window for things unknown, while
manfully browbeating his pipe into submission. Wide reading
in military history has left him with a fund of stirring tales
which while away an evening's study hour to perfection. He
wears his stars gracefully because they are natural. This is one
marine to whom even the Navy will "point with pride."
HOWARD WALTHAM NESTER, JR.
"Howie" "Slugfest" V s " / I
FROM behind a smoke screen laid down by one of his own lm ~\l m
pet briars, this quiet lad emerged into this land of milk
and honey. A dour clansman, more familiar with the crags of
Sheldrake than the rolling waves, he took to the sea like a
stormy petrel the first time he felt salt spray on his face. He
has followed it with enthusiasm, fighting out the frigate ac-
tions of youngster Bull during those Saturday morning sailing
drills, battling the turbines, the elusive star sights, Juice P-
works, the fit or rather the misfit of the white works, the
cruises and the Woozes, like the rest of us.
Soccer 4, ). Stage Gang 4, ), 2. President, Masqueraders 1.
Youngster Hop and Ring Dance Committees. Radio Club.
RAYMOND AUSTIN MOORE
Weldon, North Carolina
"Ray" "Moose" "Muscles"
FORMATION for the first infantry drill caught Moose with
eight leggins all for the same leg. A valet might partially
solve R. Austin's endless problem of "where is it now?"
Distinguished for humorous satire and jovial banter, he aspires
to oration. With garrulous pride, he volunteers enlightenment
concerning his pompous ability and mythical accomplish-
ments. Academics worry Ray only momentarily. Unaware of
your presence, he is buried in anything from classical philoso-
phy to radical radio speeches. Numerous friends prove Ray's
IF you know Bob, he has already told you what a good man
he is; if you don't, you have his sympathy for what you've
missed. Bones is a ready plunger, but is an accomplished
manipulator and fumbler when the check comes in. With
seven lira and a pack of cigarettes, he took a four-day tour of
Rome. Young Savage will abandon studies any time to engage
in the telling of "stories." He has a million of them, and he
never tells them the same way twice. He has at his command
a lengthy discourse and explanation, no matter what the
Boat Club 2, 1.
THEODORE MELVIN PETERSON
NO, Pete hasn't the mumps, nor is he part of the "Big
Navy" program; he is just naturally husky, a walking
advertisement for Navy chow. Plenty of good football material
there, and he saw service with the "B" squad. Favorite ex-
pression, "What, no chow?" Favorite (?) sport, climbing the
rope. "Pete, will you lend me — will you drag blind for me —
will you stand my watch for me?" It isn't just a classmate, but
a real pal that will do all these. Ted always knows what is
going on, and above all and through all, he is good-natured
Football 4, ■;.
HIRAM WALLINGFORD WARDER
Woo fie " " Senator ' ' ' Hiram
WHO will ever forget the Senator's first sally into Smoke
Park during plebe summer. With utmost consternation,
we watched him make a characteristic politician's approach
to the then untouchable second class, with a sincere and well
meant extended hand, and "My name's Warder; what's yours?"
Even better, ask him how he really acquired that trick knee;
ten to one he'll tell you he received it engaging in athletics.
Though our Hiram is a combination of politician and Ohio
River pilot, we still think he'll go a long way in the Service.
Football 4, }, 2. Boat Club.
G. P. 0.
GEORGE LEVICK STREET, 3RD
Levick " " Streety
IT is said that all midshipmen are gripers, and Streety is the
exception to prove the rule. His philosophy, ' 'Life is great, ' '
pervades the atmosphere about him. He has the respect and
admiration of all for his clean-cut mode of living, as well as
for his ability to be a "regular guy." Soccer, swimming, and
tennis form his athletic diversions, but, like a true sailor, a
star boat is his passion. Levick is never lacking in mixing
with the fair sex. Sincerity, thoughtfulness, friendliness, and
constancy are virtues which will guide him to a successful
IF you ever feel in the mood for a good argument on any
subject, tackle Bob. The happy combination of brains,
generosity, and frankness has made Bob a great wife. Sunday
afternoons he is "not in" to all but one. He still has the ideals
he cherished when a kid around the steel mills. He's a thrifty
soul, except when in Europe. The radiator was too hot, so
Bob early began hitting the trail for Worden Field. His chief
delight, tenderloin; his chief headache, reveille. He dances like
a master, and his infectious smile is a great gloom chaser.
Soccer 4, 3, 2, i. Basketball 4, }, 2, 1. Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1.
Choir 4, 3, 2. Hop Committee 1.
WILLIAM REYNOLDS SMITH, JR.
Battle Creek, Michigan
Smitty " " Plunger '
EARLY years on the West Coast left in Smitty a smoulder-
ing fire, warm enough to thaw out the snows of Michigan
and make him select a naval career. He could not have chosen
a career which suited him more. Smitty possesses those qual-
ities which will make him an outstanding officer; conscientious
and efficient, he can be depended upon to do the job well. He
has formed many friendships with both his superiors and jun-
iors, but those who cross him will find that he is quick on the
draw and a bit tempestuous. A good start is half the battle —
carry on, Smitty!
Swimming 4, }, 2, 1.
FRANKLIN STEARNS RIXEY
"Ibby" "Slim" "Rix"
THIS cavalier lays claim to birth in Nicaragua, boyhood
in Santo Domingo and Haiti, and prep school days in
Washington. Four years at the Academy have left him with
the stern attributes of the Service. Together with his affable
nature and staunchness, these attributes have won him a host
of friends. Rix is not a savoir, preferring to rest on his oars
until urged. He is not outstanding in sports, but participates
in many. We are glad that Rix has chosen the Navy, for we
thought him lost to the Marine Corps.
JOSEPH CARL RENGEL
WHEN Joe decided to become a seafaring man, he left
behind him many friends, and from the looks of his
fan mail, many a feminine admirer. Inclined to lie around
rather than indulge in any violent exercise, he is never too
tired to break away from his Cosmo for a game of bridge or
monopoly. Being a savoir is his long suit, but no one has
ever seen him boning. Not inclined to drag often, he is plenty
smooth when he does. Joe has that unbeatable combination
of brains, personality, and winning smile which is bound to
bring him success.
JAMES ARTHUR PRIDMORE
Gaffney, South Carolina
"Jim" "Squire" " Prid
SOUTH Carolina did right by our Naval Academy when it
bade young James Arthur don the blue and gold, and,
between visits to Carvel, find out why and how the naval
propellers went around. With a smile as sunny as the South,
and an amiable disposition, Squire found plebe year as the
movies like to show it. After participating in football, wrest-
ling, and crew, he thought it too much to star in academics,
and so stayed out of the cut-throat class. That threw down the
last bar that might have kept him from being friends with
Football 4, }, 2, i. Crew 4, ), 2, 1.
Wrestling 4, 3., 2, 1.
C. P. 0.
HAROLD LINCOLN USHER, JR.
Upper Montclair, New Jersey
"Hal" "Woo%e" "House" "Ush"
A HIGH school prof told Hal that he was too dumb to get
_ in here, so Hal called his bluff and got in. Though he
never finds time to study, when marks come up, he's never far
behind the best. Many is the study hour that we've seen him
reading a novel or working on his beloved airplane notebook.
If anybody wants to know anything about planes, he just asks
Hal, who quotes the dope by the yard, and it's all straight.
Here's wishing the best of luck and success to a good wife and
SIME came to us from the wilds of South Carolina via the
Marines, but don't hold that against him. Like all true
southern gentlemen, he is partial to the fair sex, especially
certain southern girls. Academically speaking, Sime is right
there with the best. Verily the pen is mightier than the sword;
the profs don't have a chance. Being our crack horseman on
the gym team has kept him too busy for other things, except
his inevitable bridge game. Making friends wherever he goes,
always lending a helping hand, a better roommate cannot be
Gym 4, }, 2, i, gNt.
Reception Committee. Star.
JAMES ROPER SCALES
Greenville, South Carolina
"Jim" "Jimmy" "Jeems" "Fish"
OUR hero arrived from the South fully equipped with an
accent, an armload of assorted photographs, and a hand-
somely framed degree from a university. He is useful around
the house, being tall enough to dust the high places and to
get things off the top shelves. However, he doesn't miss an
opportunity for sleeping. He is equally willing to lend his
money or his girls, and by being larger than most, he usually
gets both back. Jim is unable to give any reason as to why he
decided on a naval career, but having decided, his uniforms
turn green with the salt.
Crew 4, }, 2, i. Football 4,
REXFORD VINAL WHEELER, JR.
A TRUE southern gentleman, yes, suh ! Tops in everything
. that makes a southerner such pleasant company, Rex is
clever at repartee and full of enthusiasm and energy. He dis-
claims any smoothie attributes, but his actions belie his words.
Rex started his social life at four bells and a jingle, doing more
dragging plebe year than any youngster in the Regiment.
Reading is his pastime, coxing the lightweight crew his sport
(after his sub squad struggles). He may not be as. large as some
of us, but he has made himself heard, felt, and appreciated.
Crew 4, }, 2, 1 , N. President, Movie Gang.
JOHN LAWRENCE KELLEY, JR.
Stranger " " Stretch
WHO is it that stands head and shoulders above us as
we march to class? Why, it's none other than Stretch,
that laughing oracle of wisdom. Here is the epitome of savvi-
ness, the friend of all of us wooden ones who just can't seem
to grasp that Thermo or Nav without his guiding influence.
From first impressions, Jack may seem to be just another de-
light of every after supper bull session, but there is another
far deeper side not quite so obvious. This, combined with the
Navy sense of humor and that mighty brain, can spell but one
Basketball 4. Star 2.
ROBERT HAYES WESCOTT, JR.
BOB is a living example of an old time New Englander.
He is quiet, unassuming, friendly, and the one to whom
everyone comes to get anything from an aspirin to a radio
part. His files and stacks have been the curse of many an in-
specting officer. Lest one receive the impression that Bob is a
recluse, let us add that he may always be found wherever there
is a group, be it a hop, technical discussion, or bullfest. At
the beginning of plebe year, he had several goals ahead, and
with characteristic diligence, he has reached them all.
Radio Club 4, 3, 2, 1, President 1.
Gang 4, 3, 2, 1.
JOHN CURTIS KELLY
Brooklyn, New York
IT is a difficult matter to write a biography of a fellow like
Curt in the few words allotted. If we were as widely read
as he, no doubt we could. Books are not Curt's only activities;
in athletics, he stands with the best of them. We all know
that the prime requisite of any man is to be a gentleman. Curt
possesses this requirement in its entirety. Varied as the opin-
ions are concerning the make-up of a gentleman, Curt will
satisfy the most critical. With this combination of princely
qualities, his sound success can be well estimated.
Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1, N.
JOSEPH THOMAS YAVORSKY
JOE'S versatility was being uselessly expended in the bleak
outside. Now that he is occupied, sleep, that gorgeous
angel, robs him of much of his abundant incentive. Between
the forty or fifty winks he often indulges in, he manages to
perform an irreplaceable service, the renovation of radios. His
perseverance towards many of the wrecks that are brought to
him is a tribute to a Spartan constitution and shows a genuine
interest. His prowess on the football field is recognized far and
wide by the fairer sex, but as his thoughts are elsewhere, he
continues to be a Red Mike.
ft ft ft
WILLIAM LOUIS FEY, JR.
YEARS ago, Bill decided on a naval career,
and the summer of 1933 found him bidding
au revoir to the sunny clime of old Virginia.
Since that time, he has withstood the assaults
of the academic departments with admirable
fortitude, and has seen the shattering of his most
cherished illusions without turning a hair. Any
hop night finds him deeply entrenched in a
Cosmo or Esquire. His greatest dislikes are radio
stooges and Maryland weather, but he can de-
rive immeasurable solace from his pipe or a Tom
AUGUSTUS WARREN AYLESWORTH
"Beers" "Gus" "Amos"
IT was undoubtedly New Orleans that imparted to Warren
the smooth gloss of sophistication that is one of his major
attributes — that gloss which has spelled disaster to the peace
of mind of many a fair maid. However, beneath this sophisti-
cation there is a certain amount of naivete which Warren hides
with all his might from the gentle sex. Academically, Warren's
record is impeccable, and anyone doubting his savviness is
hereby referred to the host of classmates who have benefitted
by his uncanny perception of steam probs.
Lucky Bag Staff.
JOHN ROBERT MADISON
BEING around Bob gives a picture of him that only an artist
could truly reproduce. A world of high spirits balanced by
a serious side of amazing depth in a practical philosopher; that
is an incomplete picture of Bob. He has so many sides to his
character that the 'whole is sometimes a surprise. Bob has a
talent for the social graces, the instincts of the old southern
gentleman combined with the mechanics of Emily Post. The
greatest compliment we can pay him is that we can conceive no
situation to which he could not instantly and gracefully adapt
Water Polo. Log. Art Editor, Trident. Art Club.
Class Crest and King Dance Committees.
HEWITT DAYNE ADAMS
ARIZONA may rightfully boast of copper,
jLA. sand, sagebrush, cactus, and Gary. Ef-
ficient, trustful, considerate, sincere, and a genius
at keeping peace, he has been an ideal wife.
Thorough in everything he undertakes, he has
succeeded in becoming an officer and a gentleman
without the usual graces. He has given to those
about him more than their share of that which
belongs to him alone. Between wrestling, attend-
ing hops, and pulling the unsats sat, he has not
had much time for other things, but we will
always remember him for what he has done.
Football 4, }, 2, 1. Wrestling 4, ), 2, 1.
Track 4, 3, 2, 1. Reception Committee 2.
EUGENE PARCHMAN RANKIN
"E. P." "Gene" "Cycle"
NEAT and business like, Gene does every-
thing with order and precision, and he
accomplishes them with a minimum of effort.
He seems to have a solution for every problem, be
it a broken radio or just a couple of extra drags
for the same hop. His abundant energy and busi-
ness ability have found outlets in extra curricular
activities, his mechanical dexterity in several of
the more formidable academic departments, and
his athletic prowess in football and golf. Gene
has a wealth of quiet confidence, which, with
his ambition, general ability, and easy manner,
will carry him a long way.
Football }, 2. Manager, Golf, gNf.
Business Manager, Reef Points 2.
PAUL JAMES RILEY
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Commodore " "Alice"
WHEN Pablo decided with characteristic deliberation to
leave the Ozarks for the land of big guns and red-tape,
he was as good as here. He has the foresight and determination
to carry out any plans he makes. Rarely ruffled, he is enough
of a stoic to take the grind without kicking, enough of an
idealist to say, "It won't be like this a year from now." His
companionship, like the proverbial wine, grows better with
age. It is of lasting value because it is tempered with a suffi-
ciently serious mind and spiced with a genuine Irish humor.
Water Polo ;.
THOMAS JONES NIXON, III
Hertford, North Carolina
Tom " " Nixondolf '
TOM Nixondolf, the pleasant and easy going nonconform-
ist. His championship of the doctrine of laissez-faire has
been the source of several disagreements with the academic de-
partments. But Tommy loves a battle, if he can fight like a
gentleman. According to his philosophy, gentlemanliness is
next to godliness. His liking to do things for other people has
made him an admirable roommate and one of the best liked
men in his class. We can picture Tom with a good book and
easy chair, at a party, or going off the high board into the pool .
Log Board 2, 1.
Qua ter deck Society 2, 1.
C. P. 0.
CHANCES are that on visiting Ady's room
during study hour, you'll find him either
flat on his back "just restin'," or lost in some re-
cently published book. That he is a lover of
good books is shown by his continually increas-
ing collection. But this horizontal resting is al-
ways confined to study hours; his afternoons are
spent in perfecting himself in the art of self-
defense — he is a member of the varsity boxing
and wrestling squads. His ability to be cheerful
even during that post-reveille period of gloom
reveals his optimistic nature.
Wrestling 3,1. Boxing 2.
Boat Club 2, 1.
JOHN CHARLES DYSON
"Daisy" "Wimpy" "Alex"
QUIET and reserved, but strong in his con-
victions, Daisy has made an ideal room-
mate. With the exception of the sub-squad,
his life here has been a breeze, for he has been
able to do well in academics with a surpris-
ingly small amount of effort. During recreation
(when the urge is strong enough to overcome his
lazy nature), he will go over to wrestling loft,
shoot a game of pool, or play a set of tennis.
Seemingly irresponsible, John can, when neces-
sary, perform his work in the efficient and
capable manner required of a naval officer.
Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1.
ROBERT FRANKLIN RUGE
"Hector" "Bob" "Spuds" "Cosmo"
BOB is a man with the self-confidence that it takes to win.
At the beginning of the season, he can tell you with just
assurance that he will be on the first string in basketball and
baseball. He never has to worry about academics, although he
often invents machines which run, much to the consternation
of the Steam Department. Of course he has faults — who hasn't?
The main one is his peaches and cream complexion and beam-
ing smile which break so many feminine hearts. No matter
how far you search, you will never find a friend more versatile,
tactful, and sympathetic.
Basketball 4, }, 1, N, Captain 1. Baseball 4, }, 1, N.
Company Representative 3,
WAYNE McGOWIN BROWN
IF you wish to meet a true Southern gentleman of fine and
deep character, with a streak of kindness and sympathy in
his make-up, a man capable of doing a difficult task with the
same ease with which he does an easy one, a fellow who plays
hard and works harder, smiles as he wins and laughs as he
loses, is congenial with and charming to all types of people, an
astute conversationalist and sound thinker who is not prone to
give his opinion unless he can substantiate it, then let me pre-
sent to you Wayne Brown — a perfect roommate and a staunch
Log 4, 3, 2, i, Business Manager i.
Stars 4, }, 2.
CLARENCE ANDREW BARNINGER, JR.
"Barney" "The Fox" "Casanova"
JUST call him Barney. He's a Michigan man
whose abilities range all the way from croon-
ing to calculus, and whose only fault is his in-
ability to spell. He is cool and direct, and in-
clined toward seeing what is good and over-
looking what is bad. Normal in just the right
way, Barney lays claim to no manner of genius,
and yet maintains a fine dignity that we all have
to envy. To us he is more than just a roommate,
for before Barney we lay all our woes and get
sympathy in just the right form — advice, com-
fort, money, or whatnot.
Hop Committee i.
HAROLD DELMAR SHRIDER
"Slick" "Cap'n Bligh" "Caesar"
I EARNING to be a maker of naval traditions
.j has furrowed the brow of the lad who, in
the summer of '33, strode in No. 3 Gate to enter
the Naval School. He is still striding, but now
it is over hurdles and around that 440, not to
mention the Flying Squadron route to be the
first Youngster in over a decade to ring that
Japanese Bell. But he does other things, too:
between Quarter Decking, personifying Cap'n
Bligh, managing publicity, and frequenting
Carvel, he "gets around." He has been a good
friend and roommate for four years — that's say-
Track 4, }, 2, 1, N. Trident Society 4.
Ring Dance Committee. Quarterdeck Society 4, }.
JOSEPH LANGHORNE WALKER
' 'Joe " " Smokey Joe"
JOE makes a dandy wife. His have been willing hands for
thankless tasks — always a cheery smile with a deep sincerity
behind it. We could all do with a little of his philosophy.
Quiet and steady as he is, Joe is likeable and loves to enjoy
life. Despite the fact that he hails from "below the line," and
is quite proud of it, he has lived with three Yankees in com-
parative harmony. An all around good fellow, whose company
is enjoyed by the ladies as well as by his numerous friends in
the Regiment, Joe makes a real shipmate.
Crew 4. Company Representative 5, 2. Log }, 2, 1.
Youngster Hop and Ring Dance Committees. Black N.
1 P. 0.
RICHARD GEARY COLBERT
BECAUSE of his ability to get things done and make the
best out of the least, Dick is the man we have to thank for
a grand Ring Dance and the never-to-be-forgotten Youngster
Hop. Frank and good-natured, he possesses a disposition which
might well be envied. He surprised us all when he proved to be
an excellent public speaker, for he is really rather shy and un-
assuming. Generous in everything and modest withal, Dick
has been a willing worker and a good friend on our cruises and
all through our Academy life.
Quarterdeck Society }, 2, 1. Trident Staff.
Hop Committee }, 2, 1. Christmas Card Committee 2, 1.
Chairman King Dance. Co-Director. Musical Clubs Show 1. Four Strifes.
GUY ANDERSON, JR.
SMACK that old ball, Andy!" The foregoing
is usually heard on the ball diamond, but
we mean it for years to come just as much as we
ever did out there. When Andy likes something,
he gives it his heart and soul, and we all can't
help but like him for characteristics like this. A
hustler both on and off the baseball field, Andy
has come to be well liked by all of us in these
four years. Sincere and ambitious, bound to get
on, he is assured of success. Here's wishing you
the best of everything, old man — may we be
Baseball 4, }, 2, 1, N.
THOMAS DANIEL DA VIES
"Dave' "Tom' "Teedy"
WHERE ' S Tom — asleep ? No t boning ? Well ,
he doesn't have to." Such are the com-
ments of T. D.'s many visitors. Tom's ability as
an artist, designer, explainer, and , savoir has
been the attraction for all those with matters to
be cared for. Unsats have found needed coaching,
harried art editors have found surcease from
their worries, and busy Executive Department
officers have received welcome suggestions.
T. D.'s disposition is one that allows him to
obtain the most out of life, for little upsets and
inconveniences never worry him.
Art Club. Hop Committee. Chairman, King Committee.
King Dance Committee. Christmas Card Committee. Log Staff.
Trident Staff. Masqueraders. Two Strifes.
RALPH HAMILTON BENSON, JR.
New Britain, Connecticut
INTO a room a bit too capricious, Slug fortunately lent an
air of the staidness of old New England. Although at times
flippantly kidding him for his never failing comprehension as to
where and to what we should rush at the next stroke of the
gong, underneath we appreciated no little and even envied his
ability for having "gotten the dope." However, please don't
get the impression of sobriety. He possesses that enviable cheer-
fulness which adapts itself to the lighter side of every situation,
a quality which he imparts to those around him.
Soccer 4, ). Indoor Rifle 4, }, Manager 2, 1.
Outdoor Rifle 4, Manager }, 2, 1.
WILLIAM BAIRD HARMUTH
DUTCH cane to us from the sunny shores of far off Cali-
fornia, perhaps in a somewhat round about way, but he
worked hard enough to beat Old Man Time. Nor was anyone
disappointed with him after he did come. Bill has been a
pleasant roommate during these four long years that we have
spent with him. He is always willing to do his part and do it
well, or to share anything he has with a friend. However, he
has a few weaknesses that should be mentioned here, such as
crew, sub-squads, and a desire to tell everyone about California.
RICHARD BEVERLY HUGHES
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Dick " " Sandy " " Hughesenhauser '
ARMED with sandy hair and a fun-loving
jl\_ nature, Dick came prepared to take charge
of Uncle Sam's Naval School. Plebe year sadly
proved the untruth of the well-known term,
"pampered pets." After the pressure of plebe
year was lifted, Sandy turned a natural bent for
music into good stead and blossomed out as a
member of the choir. Gifted with an excellent
sense of rhythm, he soon convinced the class
that he would make a cheerleader. A mind with
more than ordinary grasp of academics, yet with-
out too serious a strain, has made him an ideal
Track 4. Boxing 4. Glee Club 4, $. Choir 4, }, z, 1.
Head Cheerleader 1. Black N.
WIDMER CASE HANSEN
"Swede" "Erik" "Clark"
SWEDE entered here the difficult way, from
the Fleet, having been interested in aviation
aboard the Saratoga. Erik should have been a
draftsman; he can look at a blue-print or sketch
and tell how it works, whether it be in Ordnance
or Steam. Not in the savoir class, the only
trouble that Swede had with Akademiks was
that they interfered with his liberty. A confirmed
snake, Swede weakened second class year, and
from then on he wended his way towards Han-
over Street on liberty days. Clark's one im-
mediate desire is the repeal of that two year
Lucky Bag Staff.
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BRANTLEY
Larry " " Willie " " Sarge
A FTER a couple of years aboard the Langley as an aviation
xA_ grease-ball, Larry parked his sea-bag and hammock in
the express office and joined us. Larry's drags have been many,
but a Parisian has had a decided edge for the past two years.
During his leisure moments, Larry can usually be found in the
gym getting his exercise, or in his room pondering over the
financial section of the New York Times, or trying to decide
whether he wants to stay in the Navy. Sarge had a close call
the first term of plebe year, but since then has had no trouble
and is a charter member of the five per cent.
Boxing 2. Lucky Bag Staff. Press Detail.
Company Representative 1.
DONALD VICTOR WENGROVIUS
Binghamton, New York
I'M ready," says Wen, and he usually is, whether the busi-
ness at hand be a bridge game or a bit of hell raising. This
old salt spent three years in the Fleet, and he makes many an
otherwise dull hour enjoyable with stories that begin, "When
I was on the Ellis." The most striking things about Wen are
his size, or rather lack of it, and his curly hair. His favorite
sports are tennis and basketball, although we strongly suspect
that he prefers the parlor to the gymnasium. With his cheery
smile and his willingness to work, he'll "get along."
Trident Society 4, }. Glee Club 4, ).
Lucky Bag Business Staff.
STEWART SHICK, JR.
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
WHAT, only three turbine sketches and
four torpedo sketches? Sheer fruit." A
natural savoir, grade "A," Stew stands near the
top of the class. Iggy came here from the winter
and summer playground of America, and before
a week had passed, he had walked seven hours
of extra duty. He is an excellent bridge player
and an adept athlete, having won his red "N"
in that sport known as parlor calisthenics. Stew
is a keen student of politics, as attested by the
Government Department, but he disclaims any
relationship to the great "Hooey." "My
Circulation Manager, Lucky Bag
CHARLES LOUIS BROWNING
"Peaches" " Sourpuss" "Chink"
CHUCK'S contagious cheerfulness keeps
everyone around him in the best of humor.
He also possesses an enviable ability for spinning
yarns, and this trait usually makes him the center
of an admiring crowd. Though not essentially a
lady's-man, our Kentucky Colonel receives more
than his share of letters in a feminine hand. True
to the Navy, he likes the sea and enjoys travel-
ing to foreign ports. As he is always ready either
to join in a frolic or lend a hand when going is
rough, Charlie has the requisites of a true friend
and worthy shipmate.
Pep Committee i.
DAVID CARLETON CROWELL
"Crockett" " Small Fry" "Dave"
OUR first glimpses of Dave came plebe year when he was
the bearer of the coveted insignia, that large gold stripe.
The loss of '36, however, was a recognized gain for '37, and
we have been happy to have him. His constant supply of humor
has enlivened many of the more dreary hours. Most any hop
night he could be seen dancing around the Armory, his per-
sonality spreading charm and good cheer, and practically every
afternoon found him at the gym, shinnying up the rope to
unexplored heights. A steady friend and a pleasant companion,
we wish him the best of luck and success.
Radio Club }, 2, 1.
Boat Club 2, 1.
Battalion C. P. 0.
FRANK MERRILL EDDY
"Ed" " ' Eadie"
SINCE he has been here, Ed has never ceased talking about
the land of natural beauty and beautiful women (one in
particular) from which he hails. He has a modest, easy-going
disposition with a philosophic outlook on life. Of an all-
around athletic nature, he shows preference for football and
track, but of late his ambitions have been for his collection of
pipes. Characteristic pose — comfortably seated in his easy (?)
chair, pipe in mouth, pondering as to whether he should be-
come an admiral or return to private life on the warm golden
shores of the Pacific.
JACK CLEMENT WHISTLER
Syracuse, New York
SCREAMER was astonished to find he must
study to become an officer, but delighted to
find there were no restrictions placed upon ap-
petites in the messhall. Enough studying was
squeezed in between his magazine reading plebe
year to bring on youngster year which found
him a Red Mike. Youngster June Week rolled
around. Right then and there, scales began to
grow, gathered impulse during second class
summer, and by ac year he was a full-fledged
serpent. Screamer tapered off his last two years
by haunting the green tables in Smoke Hall and
Soccer 4, 3, 2, 1.
C. P. 0.
LATHROP BOYD- CLAPHAM, JR.
A PAIR of wings as goal and a turn for the
. technical brought Boyd from the ranks of
Army juniors to a naval career. He has little
difficulty with the academics, favoring the
sciences, and labeling all "sheer fruit." His in-
terest in sports is eclipsed by enthusiasm for the
range, sailing, and musical interludes on his uke.
Snaking is a habit; other pastimes are reading
magazines and turning bull sessions into farces.
Temperament and abilities suited to the service
augur well for Boyd's future, on the water or in
DAYLE WILSON LYKE
HE came out of the Navy as versed in the ways of the sea
as the oldest salt. Though not a star man, Spike stands
in that part of the class that the best officers come from.
Academics give him no fear, and he has the practical knowledge
that is so necessary to a naval officer. The Juice Gang keeps him
busy most of the year working on the shows and various odd
jobs. Many a radio has he repaired (?) for classmates. Spike
came to the Academy as a diamond in the rough, but four
hard years have removed all traces of the farm.
Juice Gang 4, ), 2, 1. Electrical Director 1.
Youngster Hop and King Dance Committees :
JAMES McCABE CARNES
IF you have ever been in the Natatorium on anv winter's
afternoon, you have no doubt seen a diminutive figure
pounce upon the diving board, leap high in the air, and perform
some dive which makes you wonder how it is done, and then
cut the water with hardly a splash — well, that was Jimmy.
Never having been bothered by the academics, Jim has had
plenty of time to devote to athletics. The little man is a Red
Mike — at the Academy. Upon graduation he hopes to part
ways with Navy and take up life in a little white house in the
Cross Country 4, 3, 2. Track 4, jj, 1.
Swimming 4, }, 2, 1, N, Captain 1.
WILLIAM RANDOLPH STEVENS
Wahpeton, North Dakota
STEVE came to us from the cold of the North.
Nor storm nor blast can budge his extra cov-
ering from the shelf until the calendar has an-
nounced the arrival of winter. Thus, he came to
be the best one-blanket man in the class. Six
years of Navy life have only whetted his desire
to continue a naval career. Work holds no
horrors for him, and this trait has continued
throughout his academic life. Here we find his
energies most pleasantly directed in the pursuit
of Bull subjects. The gym is his rendezvous after
classes, and the wrestling mat is his closest
ALBERT SIDNEY FREEDMAN, JR.
San Diego, California
BENNY is one of those innumerable Navy
juniors who claim the West Coast as their
home, and he will always uphold the West's
superiority (?). Since plebe summer his popu-
larity has made him welcome at any bull session,
where his specialty is putting out dope, not all
bad, either. Syd has taken his four years here in
stride, staying comfortably sat without excessive
effort, and demonstrating his prowess on the
class football and the suicide squads. Not ex-
actly a snake, he is seen at most hops, and
his locker resembles a photographer's show
Water Polo 2, /, wNAp.
FRANCIS EDWARD CLARK, II
Rumson, New Jersey
Horsecollar ' ' ' Effie
THE sea with its briny twang brought this Yankee down
from New England to become a seafaring man. A devotee
of the extra duty and radiator squads, his spare time has been
spent in reading of the sea and regretting the passing of the
wind-jammer. Easy going and likeable, he has made friends
of us all, even while he has amused us with his devotion to
the Merchant Marine. One cannot know Effie without realizing
the sea is his life, and that only on the deck of a ship will he
be happy. We all hope that he will keep his ardor in the Navy.
Glee Club 2.
Wadio Club 4.
JOHN EDWARD PACE
Rye, New York
THIS quiet and unassuming gentleman accepted academics
at the Academy as a necessary evil, and successfully pur-
sued a policy involving a minimum of effort and study. Entering
the Academy as a somewhat cautious amorist, Ed waited until
second class year before each mail delivery filled him with the
optimism of which only an O. A. O. can be the cause. A natural
athlete, Ed did not allow his lack of weight to handicap him
but rather made his prowess more impressive because of it. Re-
served and unpretentious, he always played for the love of the
game rather than for any laurels that came his way.
Baseball 2, 1, N*. Fo
. RALPH WYNNE COUSINS
"Cous" "Wyn" "Cosine"
COUS sauntered casually into the Academy
destined to win numerous friends. The boys
soon gathered in his room to enjoy his subtle
wit. Academically, he demonstrated that he
was very susceptible to culture and also superior
to the worst the technical departments had. If
you've dropped around to have him translate a
tough Dago assignment, you've had to tear him
away from some good book. Cous enjoys a
work-out, but fundamentally believes in "vig-
orous physical exercise — for other people."
He has a weakness for spooning on plebes and
dragging choice femmes.
WILLIAM JOHN HELD
BARNACLE Bill joined the Navy to see the
world. He didn't see enough, so he became
a member of '37. Bill didn't shine plebe year,
but when youngster year began, his snaking
propensities came to the fore. He dragged 4.0's,
but his chief comment was always, "Good
dancer," Bill's accolade to a sophisticated lady.
He can't be accused of excessive boning, but
stands in the first half of the class. Usually he'll
be trying to show you some proofs or a lens from
his camera. As a navigator, Bill prefers the
Marine Corps, but he spoons on Juice drills and
Lightweight Crew 4, 3.
Photographer, Lucky Bag Staff.
MARION LEWIS COOPER, JR.
Los Angeles, California
MEL came from the Fleet, and that is where he wants to
go when he graduates. There are several sides to his
personality, each developed to an enviable degree. He divides
his limited time between high jumping, writing popular
music, and hiking cross-country to Eastport. It was on one of
these trips that he conceived his song, "There's Nothing So
Lovely as Love." His life is a full one because he allows him-
self no idle pastimes. He affords a good example of the happy
medium that many strive to attain — an athlete, a gentleman,
and a well balanced scholar.
WILLIAM SIDNEY STEWART
"Sid" "Stew" "Bill"
A FTER a taste of Navy life in the Battle Fleet, Stew decided
Jl\. to learn what made the wheels go around in Uncle Sam's
first line of defense. He usually has lots of good bad dope
and is willing, nay, even insists, on telling same. Bill is a snake
in every sense of the word. He is wary where the fairer sex is
concerned, but the longer they wait, the harder they fall! Stew
and the academics go 'round and 'round, but he always man-
ages to stay about three jumps ahead of them, as he does of
everything else. Such a man cannot fail.
Lacrosse Manager 3, 2, 1, N.
Lucky Bag Staff.
FREDRICK EARLE DALLY
International Falls, Minnesota
DALLY is a good roommate and a better
friend. His academic abilities landed him
anywhere from the first section in Math to
anchor in Dago. The latter was his Nemesis and
almost caught him plebe year. But when a thick
wife hit a reef in any of the others, Dally was
always willing to lend a hand and settle him on
his course again. Although seeming to have a
slight preference for "Crabs" when dragging,
he has been known to drag from out of town.
When spring rolls around, Fred can always be
found among the ham 'n'eggers onWorden Field.
Lacrosse 4, 5, 2, 1, N.
EDWARD PETER MADLEY
Brooklyn, New York
FOUR short years ago, Peter was a typical
Brooklynite with his typical Brooklynese.
However, the Navy took hold of him quickly,
as it does so many others, and the change is com-
plete. The first two years were the hardest, he
admits; at times, he was dangerously near the
ragged edge, but through sustained effort, he
never quite lost his balance. During second class
year and first class year, he was riding on top
of the wave. In fact, he almost became classified
as a cut-throat and savoir, but luckily his better
principles came to the rescue in time.
"Man Mountain" "Bill" "Willie"
BILL is remembered well for those hectic plebe days, sitting
serenely beside his bed counting over "fresh" laundry.
He was seldom known to come out on the short end of the
horn, and in arguments usually saw his rivals retreating in
sundry frames of mind. Although accused of being pessimistic,
those who weathered his many moods found that his view on
life was based on his belief that "there ain't no justice no-
where." His beautiful drags made him famous, and he was
easily recognized at a distance by the flange effect of his caps.
Crew 4, }.
Cut Exchange 4, ), 2, 1, Manager 1.
DAVID CARDON CLEGG
Salt Lake City, Utah
"Kitty" "Dave" "Cardon" "DipstrJp"
DAVE is one of the strong and silent from way out West
where men are men. Another advantage he has is that he
belongs to the tribe Mormon, which means a lot where the gals
are concerned. But he is no snake; one at a time suits Cardon.
His ambition is to reach as rapidly as possible a point where he
will have no ambition at all. Famous he is, being noted among
the land of the midshipmites for his artistry and his "word,
not getting." But to listen to him talk is to forgive all — if
there is really anything to forgive.
Art Club. Lucky Bag. King Committee.
King Dance Committee.
C. P. 0.
ELLSWORTH HARPER VAN PATTEN, JR.
"Van" "Tommy" "Pat"
OH boy, another day! Maybe we'll have
probs." For Van P., life is just one big
prob and the solution is eat, drink, be merry,
and turn in when the going is tough. When
you're blue, he's happy and when you're happy,
study hour means just another field day for the
Ac Department. He dotes on puzzles, golf, or
good practical jokes. Love does not bother him;
memories of a certain little girl in Washington
always brought him back from leave sighing,
but the sighing soon stopped, and the next hop
found a fluffy bit of nothingness gurgling on his
Golf 2, 1.
QUENTIN BOCKLER JONES
' 'Jonesy " "Q-Ball"
BELIEVE it or don't, the only one of the
famous "Jones Boys" in this last class of
the old regime ! But that's not the only thing
unique about this son of South Dakota and
South Shore, Chicago. (By the way, that's as far
as his Southern sympathies go; he still thinks
the Yankees won the war.) A star on the plebe
baseball team, Jonesy later turned to the varsity
diamond. As a roommate, he hasn't been too
much trouble, except for his argumentative ten-
dencies; he is almost always right. A real savoir,
he has always been willing to clear up any
Baseball 4, 2.
FRANCIS REID WILLIAMS WORTH
Raleigh, North Carolina
"Willy" "Snuffy" "Frank"
THIS little man with the chain of names came from the
sunny South with its cotton and "corn." A Rambling
Rebel had cast his lot with King Neptune's Kindergarten on
the Severn. Soon after his arrival, Willy began to gain by his
close contact with solid Yankee principles. As a result, his life
among us has been one of continual effort. Academically, Will
mastered the art of doing just enough; socially, his rise to
success was sensational; athletically, — well, counting to ten
was easy after a try at boxing. Rooming with him for four
years has brought nothing but profit.
Boat Club 2, 1
Company Representative 1.
THOMAS ANSLEM CULHANE, JR.
FOUR years ago, a red-topped smiling face hove into sight
at the Administration Building. At that time, we knew
nothing of this mental giant, but since then we have learned to
honor his decisions and to respect his judgments. Tom is quite
athletic, but for some reason boxing is the only sport that
could hold him for more than a few weeks at a time. When it
comes to dragging, we always see Tom well supplied with the
feminine sex. Of course, it is never the same person, but it is his
firm belief that "variety is the spice of life."
Class Vice-President i.
JOHN BURKLEY GARVIN
"Johnny" "J. B."
WITH an intimate knowledge of boat
building and boat handling, John came
down from the Seawind State to swell the
Navy's ranks. With him he brought a helpful
nature, a willing smile, and an acute sense of
humor. John's favorite pastime is fixing any-
thing from water faucets to motorcycles. He de-
lights in building model craft of all kinds and
has in mind a future as an aeronautical engineer.
He has a knack of cultivating and retaining the
friendships of all whom he meets; this trait alone
should carry him a long way in any undertaking.
Gym Manager, 4, 3, 2, 1, N.
CHARLES STEIN, JR.
Cbucky " " Chuck
IT didn't take long for Chucky to clear his eyes
of the smoke and soot of the Pittsburgh coal
district. He soon found his bearings, and ever
since, academics have not troubled him. When
he is not working out in the fencing loft, he
may be found indulging in light literature. Al-
though he can not be classed as a snake, he is
usually present at the hops. He drags and stags,
but still remains true to the O. A. O. at home.
Not without faults, but with everything to
counterbalance them, he has proved to be a real
wife and a true friend.
Fencing 4, 3, 2, 1, NA, Manager 1. Radio Club 2, 1. Orchestra 4, }.
NA Ten 1. Choir 4, }, 2. Mandolin Club 2, 1, header 1.
Boat Club 2, 1. One Stripe.
JOSEPH ALLEN DODSON, JR.
' 'Joe " " The Kernal " "Slim"
JOE'S talent lies largely in music. We've all seen him, at one
time or another, strumming away at his "Big Fiddle'' or
accompanying the Ten at his favorite piano. In spite of all
these joyful hours spent in the Music Room, he has managed
to keep right up there in the top sections with the rest of the
savoirs. Second to his love for music comes his love for the
female of the specie, a fact which is not very difficult to under-
stand when one realizes that Joseph originates from a land
long famed for its fast horses and beautiful women.
Crew Manager 3,2, NA.
Log Staff 2, 1.
Orchestra 4, }■
NA Ten 4, 3, 2, 1, Leader 1.
Musical Clubs 4, }, 2, 1.
New York, New York
"Duke" "Slug" "Champ"
DUKE has long been known as the strongest man in the
Naval Academy. Nor have his Sampson-like abilities
been wasted, as anyone who has watched his work on the grid-
iron or in the boxing ring will readily testify. His sincerity is
perhaps his most outstanding characteristic, and he who has
once made a friend of the Duke has indeed cultivated a worth-
while friendship. His good-naturedness has made for him
countless friends, from lowly plebes on up to high-ranking
officers of the Navy, and his smile is famous.
Football 4, }, z, i, N. Boxing 2, 1, N.
N. A. C. A. Executive Council.
Track 4, }, 2.
Musical Club 2, 1.
CLIFFORD ARTHUR MESSENHEIMER
WHEN Cliffy arrived at the Naval Acad-
emy, fresh from Kansas U., he expressed
great surprise that neither buffalo nor Indians
ran wild here. After one day, however, he was
just as well satisfied, for he was too tired to
hunt them, had they lived in abundance. Despite
his studious tendencies, Cliff has never been a
cut-throat, thereby gaining the admiration of
many. Quite a snake, he can always be found at
the hops. He possesses an extraordinary amount
of common sense, and for that reason alone
should go far in the Navy.
Track Manager }, 2, NA. Reception Committee 2, 1.
Business Gang, Masqueraders 4.
JOHN THEOPHILUS WETTACK
"/. T." "Chuff-Chuff"
JOHN, The Awfullest Wettack," is one of the
staunchest supporters of the "back to the
farm" movement. His ambition is to retire at
an early age, then go west where he can starve
'midst beautiful surroundings, close to Mother
Nature. Athletically, John has been the mainstay
of the Sixth Company soccer team, as well as an
outstanding performer in class swimming (sports
for which one needn't train, excepting an oc-
casional shower). He's the kind of a wife who
makes your bed on hop nights, never bothers
you with affairs of the heart, and takes life as
BURTON HERBERT SHUPPER
Lawrence, New York
"Bunny" "Herb" " Scup"
YOUNGSTER year Bunny started wearing patent leathers
and became a marked man. Relentless girls pursued and
caught him. But Herb led a double life, for in spite of the girls,
he put in a lot of time with the wrestling team; he played on
the company soccer, swimming, and baseball teams. If possible,
let's forget his singing in the shower and his brushing of teeth
after taps. Then you have him at his best. The wife of wives,
possessor of stamps, stationery, toothpaste, and chow, loaner
of nickels, buyer of funny papers — Long Island's Pride and
Our Joy !
Wrestling 4, }, 2, 1. Cheerleader 1. Quarterdeck Society.
Boat Club. Black N.
Battalion C. P. 0.
ROBERT MACKY WARE
Haggerman, New Mexico
"Bob" "Cherub" "Chuff-Chuff"
WITHOUT bothering to finish more than three years of
high school, Bob came to our Middy College to find no
trouble with academics — except that of explaining them to
others. The rare combination of common sense and book sense
that enables him to gain maximum returns with minimum ef-
fort explains why he spends most of his study hours boning
Cosmo, writing letters, or just settin' and starin' and smokin'.
His reserved, even-tempered disposition makes quarrels im-
possible; but possessing an independent mind, he is frank and
definite in his opinions when he does express them.
THOMAS ELBERT EDWARDS, JR.
Corpus Christi, Texas
"Bobby" "Two-gun" "Tommy"
CORPUS Christi lost a loyal son when
Bobby followed the call of the sea. The
body alone was lost however; the mind tarried
until Demon Steam raised its ugly head and
growled. But it growled in vain, for an aroused
mind soon triumphed over matter. Bobby's fav-
orite sport is football, and memories of his in-
spired playing will alwavs remain with those
who watched him. Girls, like all things, he
takes seriously, but a changeable nature has pro-
tected him from any single one. A thousand
friends send out into the Service a man whose
sincerity and perseverance will serve it well.
Football 4, 2, i, N.
VICTOR HAROLD WILDT
San Diego, California
SOCK-EYE Wildt, the Salmon Strangler from
California, brought to the Naval Academy
a disposition closely akin to his greatly ac-
claimed home-state sunshine. These four years
have not altered that disposition, for due to a
ready grasp of academics, Harold has been spared
the worries so well known to the less fortunate.
Sock-eye has found an outlet to his occasional
serious moods in visits to Smoke Hall to spend
a quiet hour at the piano. In his more habitual
mood, we find him giving excellent reproductions
of everyone from Stepin Fetchit to Little Eva.
GEORGE CLIFTON ELLERTON, JR.
GEORGE'S interests extend to the more technical phases
of the Navy. We all regret that he did not make more
of his natural ability in the ring, but we can hardly censure
him for his preference for something more constructive. Second
class year found him making a practical application of his
technical aptitude by successfully building a power boat.
However, George is a firm believer in the proverb, "All work
and no play makes Jack a dull boy," and on the sound of the
bell for study hour he is usually in favor of just one more hand
HUBERT BAUSELL REECE
Las Vegas, New Mexico
FROM out in New Mexico Hubert answered that distant
yet distinct call of the sea. With a cheerful disposition
and an indomitable will to win, he went through plebe year
with flying colors. A good mixer, Hubert has entered into the
spirit of Naval Academy life, winning the esteem of his class-
mates. Ever of a generous nature, he would take time out of
any study hour to explain a difficult prob to some of his class-
mates. Never in a hurry, Hubert thinks systematically, reach-
ing a conclusion only after all points have been thoroughly
Wrestling 4, ), 2. Crew 2.
Radio Club 4, 5, 2, 1.
RAY ARVEL SNODGRASS
New Mortansville, West Virginia
" Snod" "Red"
ENTERING one's room to find his roommate
reading a voluminous letter and one's own
desk blotter empty is a complete sensation in
itself. One stoically consoles himself, however,
returns his texts to the shelf, and turns around.
Behold! Three letters on that previously bare
blotter. More inclined to be quiescent than lo-
quacious, Ray delights in original reasoning.
Many times, we have heard him propose a new
idea for some gadget. So far, however, someone
else has "beaten him to the draw." That the
future may prove different is a foregone con-
clusion of all who know him.
Cross Country ).
Radio Club 2, 1.
Company C. P. 0.
JOHN NYE EAVILLE
' 'Jack " " Fay burg
HERE'S a southern boy with a Yankee ac-
cent who positively refuses to take things
easy. His tall body has been quiet once in four
years — when he was in the hospital. He takes
everything in stride from academics to blows on
the head with a lacrosse stick. He has never been
known to be angry for longer than two minutes.
Jack is willing to undertake anything from new
responsibilities to a party, and he does well at
both. We know that he has what it requires in
this world, for he lived three years with three
madmen and emerged sane.
DONALD DELOS PATTERSON
REVEILLE means nothing to our redheaded Pat. At eight
_ o'clock, he realizes it's daylight, and by noon he may be
wide awake. But awake or "in the fog," he always has his
sharp wit primed for a snappy comeback. His engaging per-
sonality has led him to drag to many hops, so he's not exactly
a Red Mike. Red has never been bothered by academics or
athletics, although outdoor rifle usually manages to get him
off the radiator, if he's not peeking at the fairer visitors through
binoculars. Always cheerful, seldom discouraged, a fine ship-
mate, and a real pal !
Outdoor Rifle 4, }, 2, 1.
KEITH CARLTON ROBERTSON
Webster City, Iowa
IT won't be like this next year," is his habitual expression.
True to his predictions, many things have changed, but
not his untiring ambition and willingness to help. He had
some difficulties with academics — the trouble being in explain-
ing them to us. When not giving extra instruction, he may
usually be found in a deep argument, or to use his own expres-
sion, "intelligent discussion." He studies the stock market and
its fluctuations so thoroughly that we expect him to be apply-
ing his nautical knowledge to the navigation of his own yacht
Business Manager, Lucky Bag.
Star 4, 3, z.
PAUL CHRISTIAN HUELSENBECK
Newark, New Jersey
Tiny " " Bulkhead' '
A SUNDAY afternoon, a bunk, and a book
. (usually involving the intricacies of Diesel
engines) — Utopia. This lad with the sunny dis-
position and the beaming countenance is re-
putedly a Red Mike, yet he is the recipient of
numerous letters with a questionable hand-
writing. He is a tried and true authority on any
subject matter from photography to opera stars,
from class rings to diets. A cheerful nature and a
ready wit are excellent characteristics. Yet the
combination of these with an agile mentality is
an unbeatable quality.
Reception Committee z, i.
Boat Club 2, I.
ALEXANDER MICHELSON, JR.
Springfield Gardens, New York
MIKE hails from the Old Country, regards
New York as the only worth-while city
in the land, and is an individualist of the first
water. Previous service in the Fleet enabled the
wife to join up smoothly with the routine.
Naturally sunny, Mike devoted little time to
academics and much time to being an exponent
of the "vigorous life." However, tilts with the
Medical Department have diverted his interests
to the more intellectual aspects of life. Bull
sessions are always a joy, as Mike has at hand a
fund of knowledge acquired by reading and
meditating on human nature.
EDWIN CARLTON FINNEY
San Diego, California
"Fizxle" "E. C." "Commodore"
TWO characteristics have marked Finney's Academy career
— enthusiasm for the Naval Service and perseverance in
his purpose. He entered with certain ideals of the Navy, and
he departs with them enhanced, if changed at all. The Aca-
demic Board, re-exams, and pre-reveille boning have taken
their share of his time. By nature conservative, tolerant, and
religious, he prefers the classics to jazz, cross country walking
to the movies. Fizzle's interests are mainly nautical; ocean
breezes, sailing, ships, and Masefield's Sea Fever just "get"
him. He lives in the romance of the sea.
Stage Gang 4, ;, 2, 1, Manager 1.
Radio Club }, 2. Boat Club 2, /.
LLOYD FOSCUE JAKEMAN
Salt Lake City, Utah
"Jake" "Sunshine" "Olaf"
BEING born in the above city gave Jake a salty start in life.
He increased his knowledge of salty things aboard one of
Uncle Sam's battleships. Plebe summer was all old stuff, plebe
year fruit, youngster cruise a gripe. First class cruise took him
away from his ever increasing fondness for Crabtown. Jake
easily keeps ahead of the men with the little red books by
scant effort — never misses a hop — builds boats — shoots a nice
rifle — likes doughnuts — always finds some way to get what he
wants — and he will get all that life has to offer.
Cross Country 4, ).
Rifle 4, _j, 2.
JOHN WILLIAM NEEL
"Johnny" "J. W." "Rosy"
J. W. is quite in keeping with the saying that
good goods come in small packages. When
he left Holbrook, the Academy gained an ideal
wife. His one bad fault is that of receiving most
of the mail that comes to the room. He has to
work for it, though, and a visit to the room
about 8:45 will find the books stacked and sta-
tionery out. Being a super Red Mike, Johnny has
never, as yet, been prevailed upon to drag, be it
blind or otherwise. He never has much to say,
but is always good company, be it for a bull fest
or a movie.
Manager, Crew 4, }, 2.
CHARLES JESSE ZELLNER
"Charlie" " Zesnel" " Zelinski"
TIME worn as the expression mav be, there
is no better way to describe Charlie than by
that highest of compliments, "a southern gentle-
man." A human being of faults, but with a fine
generosity and an innate gentility that relegate
them to the background, Zelinsky is a creature
of many paradoxes. The most consistent trait in
his character is an appreciation for the fine and
beautiful in literature, and no small ability at
creative expression from his own pen. Any en-
deavor to add to the impression of the many
friends by whom he is held in warm regard is
WALTER HUGHES KEEN, JR.
THIS is the first of the biographies of W. H. Keen, Jr., here
known as "Walt." It is inadequate. His vocation here is
his multiplex activities. His avocation is starring, to which
he devotes as much time as does the average star man in keep-
ing off the trees. His generosity is unique in that it extends to
his most treasured possession, even to his time. His room is an
oasis to the unsats of all classes, and during evening study
hour he frequently lays aside his Nietzsche or his Maugham
to reclaim a friend from the peril of the re-exam.
Water Polo 4, }, 2, 1. Manager, Tennis, Associate Editor, Log.
Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Director 1. Musical Clubs Show, Director 1
FRANK FORD MENEFEE
A TALL figure, trim and straight; a craggy face with clear
grey eyes — that's Frank Menefee. Quiet, patient, good-
natured, and savvy to the point of extreme comfort. Frank has
been the perfect roommate. Perhaps his only outstanding flaw
is a tendency to keep the windows shut during study hour.
However, this can hardly be held against him, for Arizona is a
warm state, as he is fond of reminding us. In general, he be-
lieves in a happy medium. Neither a snake nor a Red Mike, not
a cut-throat, but certainly a first section man, he has always
taken precision and moderation for his watchwords.
EMERY ARDEN GRANTHAM
BRINGING with him from a little town in
Texas a real appreciation for the beautiful
and a practical aptitude for engineering, with a
capacity for hard work as well (to some minds a
peculiar combination), Ard has made of the
Naval Academy life a happy stepping stone to a
promising Naval career. He has had the courage
to admit — even to his classmates — that he in-
tended to do well in his academic career, but
has never let the academics interfere with the
enjoyment of his beloved tennis or any of the
other contacts within these four grey walls
Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1 N, Captain 1. Associate Editor, Reef Points.
Advertising Manager, Log. Advertising Manager, Lucky Bag.
Glee Club 4, }. Five Stripes. Star 4, 3, 2.
EDWARD WILLIAM HESSEL
CHIEF among the factors that constitute
Red's living philosophy is the item, "com-
mon sense." His infectious good-nature accounts
for the unusually wide circle of friends he has
made. As a balance to his jovial disposition, Red
possesses both force and suavity which he brings
forth very effectively as the occasion demands.
Beginning by captaining the plebe team, Red
continued his football career at the Academy by
turning in game after game as a fighting and
capable tackle. All man and all gentleman, every
inch of his six feet, he is a man the Navy can
be proud of.
Football 4, 2, i, N.
Class Vice-President }.
ROBERT JOSEPH PRITCHARD
"Bob" " Little Butch"
BOB was drawn from his study of the intricacies of Ford
cars to the Naval Academy by a desire to work with
something on a larger scale. He is of the extremely good-
natured and carefree type, not being bothered a great deal by
anything. This explains why he has been on so many Dago
trees. But he has that valuable knack of always succeeding
when it is necessary. He is always ready for a good time and
is most happy when driving a fast car. It is easy to see why he
is so well liked by those around him, and why he is usually
seen with the best drags.
NELSON PAYNE WATKINS
Buffalo, New York
THINGS are in awful shape." We've heard that expression
innumerable times, but the boisterous laugh and genial
smile that accompany it tell us that it's all in fun. In spite of a
slight skirmish with youngster Math, academics have held no
terror for him. In fact, "Aw nuts, I'm tired of studying," can
be heard almost any night. Although not distinguished in the
field of sports, he is never found perched on the radiator; la-
crosse and football are his elements. Possessing a ready smile
and a never-failing good humor, Bud has been a swell room-
Football 4, }. Wrestling 4, }.
Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1.
JOHN INMAN MINGAY
"Jack" "J. I." "Mongo"
FROM out of the wilds of Michigan, Jack
came to try his luck as a sailor. Trouble has
hounded him throughout his Academy life in
the form of "Demon Academics," but when the
final counts are taken, a blonde head, flashing
blue eyes, and a contagious smile show that
Jack is there to the end. Never a great athlete
yet never a member of the radiator squad, never
a snake and never a Red Mike, he has worked
hard and has played harder. His happy-go-
lucky manner and his sense of humor will carry
him far wherever he may choose to go.
Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1. Cross Country 2.
Swimming 2. Black N.
Regimental C. P. 0.
HUGH WYMAN HOWARD
THE summer of 1933 brought us many new
acquaintances. Among those that especially
stand out is Jim. Few of us have the combination
of admirable traits that are centered in this young
man. With his jaw squared and a will to do,
Jim faces any problem that presents itself, and
what is more, solves it. This same spirit makes
him a formidable opponent in the ring. When
there is work to be done, Jim is the embodiment
of industry; when play is at hand, you will find
him a carefree, happy-go-lucky merrymaker. He
knows how to fit into any situation.
Cross Country 4, 5, 2, cNAc. Boxing 4, }, bNAt.
Lacrosse 4, 3, 2. Lucky Bag Staff.
ARCHIE H. SOUCEK
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
" Zeke" " Sooch" "Sooky"
ZEKE is well liked by his classmates, his superiors, and
his subordinates, which is attributable to the qualities
of a natural born leader. Moreover, he is a dependable worker
who stops at nothing to accomplish the task that has been
assigned him. Sooky and a scrap are inseparable. No matter
what the nature of the situation, he's there with the assurance
of a good time for everyone. Archie's heart is set on aviation,
but why shouldn't it be, with two cousins and a brother, all
famous Navy aviators? Well, Zeke, just use the same fight as
you do on the football field, and you can't lose.
Football 4, 3, 2, 1, N.
Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1, N*.
JOHN SIM SLAUGHTER
' 'Jack " " Slaughterhouse
THE Middle West gave us a man of English descent who
brings with him all the traditions of loyalty and honor
prevalent in the English Navy. Here is a man who is fair and
generous, never too quick to condemn, and always ready to
take the side of the persecuted. Arguments, pro and con, are
the spice of his existence, not to be outdone, however, by a
love of music, classical order preferred. Although not regula-
tion, Jack shunned the pap sheet like poison. Slaughter-house
is a sincere friend, and rates a life as smooth as the music he
loves to hear.
Crew 4, ). 2, i.
CLIFTON MONTGOMERY HOCKER
"CI if" "Dutch"
DAN Boone blazed the trail to Kentucky,
and another son of the Blue Grass region
followed the return path to the sea. A hard-
hitting, square-fighting son of Mars and Thunder
came through the Cumberland Gap; he's stuck
through four years and missed the pap. Clif has
put his heart into everything in which he has
been interested. Snaking isn't too reptilian for
him, but his heart lies in the South. Shipments
in the express office are his monopoly, with
chow for all hands. A ready man for fun, a
quick man in the ring, and a fine man for a
buddy out in the Fleet!
4, }, z, /, bNt, Captain i.
Football 4, }, 2.
JOHN LOUIS MEHLIG
Miami Beach, Florida
Whitey " " Pop-Eye
BACK in the dark days of '33 when the can-
non's roar and the battle field were as much
a part of a plebe's life as four hard unforgettable
years until graduation, Whitey stepped forth
into a world of academic and foggy surround-
ings — the Naval Academy. Finding his first in-
terest in football, Whitey did well, and in addi-
tion made a place for himself in that most pug-
nacious entertainment, lacrosse. Four years by
the Bay, in spite of some of his failings of social
and energetic nature, have proven Whitey's
abilities and his possibilities as a naval officer.
Football 4, ), 2.
Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1, N.
CHARLES HUBBARD MEIGS
Havre de Grace, Maryland
"Charlie" "The Madame" "Muggs" "Killer"
ALTHOUGH Charlie says he is from the horse country, he
jC\. really is a man of the world. He has eaten rice with the
Chinks, ridden the carabao in the Philippines, and swapped
yarns with the old salts off the coast of Labrador. Don't ever
give a lacrosse stick to Charlie. The Killer is just a little too
easy going to bother with the boys on the varsity; he much
prefers to leave his trade mark on anyone who gets in his way.
Charlie works hard and is a real pal. If anything ever troubles
you, the Killer is the man to go to.
Soccer 4, $, 2. Lacrosse 4, }, 2. 1. Stars 4, 2.
Log. Reception Committee.
JOHN COCKRELL PATTY, JR.
Marse " " Patsy ' ' ' 'Julius
COMING here from a freshman year at the University of
Alabama, the Marse did not find the Academy too tough
and has taken it in his stride. He has radiated an abundance of
energy in many directions and has proved himself an all 'round
capable fellow. Always amusing, the Marse has been welcome
everywhere. Crew and basketball have both seen a good bit of
Patsy. Never taking them too seriously, he has proven himself
able in both. His specialty, however, for which he will be long
remembered, is dragging blind. A little persuasion finds him a
Crew 4, ). Basketball 2, I.
Reception Committee _j, 2, 1. Boat Club 2,1.
WILLIAM MOOR STEVENS
Bill " " Willie " " Steve
HAVING climbed out of the trees of plebe
Steam, where he proved to be a tree
climber as well as a rope climber, Bill has kept
consistently clear of all other trees and concen-
trated more on the rope. The stabilizing element
of our room, Bill has helped to keep us on the
straight and narrow path. He is good crew ma-
terial, but finds Hubbard Hall a little far to
walk, so has concentrated on wrestling and gym.
His ability to tell jokes was indispensable dur-
ing plebe year and has livened up many an eve-
ning that was getting too studious.
Reception Committee 2, 1.
GUY EDWARD O'NEIL, JR.
Long Beach, California
Sunshine " " Barry more
WITH the "O'Neil constant" at every
exam, the smoke of battle clears to
reveal an unruffled Californian whose calm, easy
nature has in his four years here conquered every
phase of Academy life from second section
watches to re-exams. Frequently at odds with
the reveille bell and the Dago Department, Guy
has topped them both. He has no worries, save
how to withstand those maidens who like their
strong silent men handsome. His generosity,
congeniality, and all around good nature gained
him his nickname, and since then, the liking
of all his associates.
Rifle Team 4, 3, 1. Choir 4, 3, 2, 1. Log 2, 1.
Reef Points 2, 1. Glee Club 4, j.
STATES MORRIS MEAD, III
Stan " " Senator ' ' ' Estados' '
STATES came from God's Country to put a little pep and
life within these cold grey walls. The Plebe Log was soon
his followed by a plebe year job sweeping out the Log office.
He graduates actively engaged in every activity from the Pep
Committee to the editorship of the Log. These, with his in-
clination to turn in early, proved the Nemesis of his biannual
vow to star "this term." Athletics, femmes, throwing the
bull, and Reina cruises are all capably handled. Energy un-
bounded makes him what he says of others, "a great fella and
a great ball player."
Basketball 4, }, 2,
Golf 4, 3, 2, 1, gNf. Black N.
Editor, Reef Points. Star 2.
JOHN WILLIAM MERRYMAN
Fort Dodge, Iowa
"Johnny" "Robin Hood"
JOHN will always be remembered for his bright and cheer-
ful disposition. His philosophy, which he radiates to all
those about him, is a tonic for any worry. He never hesitates
to help a friend in distress, whether it be clothes, money, or
even a week-end drag. Among the fair sex, he has many
admirers who occupy a great portion of his time, but during
wrestling season, the femmes are sadly neglected. Early in
plebe summer, John impressed us with his prowess as a grapp-
ler, and he has since proved that the Mid-West grows
wrestlers as well as corn.
Wrestling 4, ), 2, 1, N, Captain 1.
ROBERT BOND LANDER
El Paso, Texas
ONE need not be told that Bob is from
Texas. The word is spelled all over his
features. It seems that the most outstanding
characteristic of Texas people is that of being
cordial and friendly to everyone. Everybody
knows and likes Tex. He is too easy-going to
quarrel or disagree. Very interested in the
gentler sex, he spends much of his time with
them or talking about them. Studies take more
of his time than he would permit if he had any
thing to say, but when he appears to be study-
ing, Tex is probably day dreaming or yearning
for the mesquite.
Musical Clubs Show.
RAYMOND FRANKLIN PARKER
San Francisco, California
RAY was the second of two brothers to
_ desert the sunny clime of Caifornia for the
dreary Annapolitan winters. It is indeed a driv-
ing ambition that would impel such a sacrifice,
and this ambition has kept Ray near the top of
his class. He has constantly kept the Dago De-
partment buffaloed, and since plebe year he has
evinced a decided interest in anything smacking
of mathematics — has even been known to work
difficult problems just for the pure hell of it.
Outside of this hobby, Ray's principal interests
lie in Washington and around the bridge table.
PARKMAN BLAKE MOORE
"P. B." "Blake"
BLAKE is no exception to the rule that the greatest capacity
for energy is possessed by small men. By no means impos-
ing of figure, P. B. is far removed from insignificance. He has
a capacity for hard work, and a drive and determination that
are positively amazing. But never let it be said that life is all
work for Blake, not so long as there is tennis to be played.
Not the only part of his heritage of the South is his tennis
ability, for although his industrious nature seems paradoxical,
his innate good nature and spirit of a gentleman are entirely
Tennis 4, ), 2, 1, tNt. Manager, Wrestling 3,2.
Manager, Football }, 2. Star 2.
RIVERS JUDSON MORRELL, JR.
Los Angeles, California
Sonny " " Bulldog
SPENDING all of his early life in the California sunshine,
Rivers developed a love for the outdoors. He desires to be
active at all times, and anything -which he undertakes he
carries out with a tenacious attitude. There is always a cheery
greeting for those about him and a helping hand for those who
are encountering difficulties. The years at the Acadmey have
developed in him a practical outlook in regard to technical
subjects. He is seldom seen at a hop, but when dragging, the
lucky one is the belle of the ball.
Football 4, ), 2, i, N, Captain i. Boxing 4, }, 2, 1, bNt.
Track 4, 3, 2, 1, NA.
JOHN GRANEY WALSH, JR
"Doc" " Killer ' ' ' Bucky
THIS is the biography of an Iowan who,
through untiring effort, has graced the roll
call of practically every first section. But his
true distinction is the fact that of all first section
men, he is one who can honestly be called well
balanced and a regular fellow. Fortunately, he
possesses that asset which is so absolutely neces-
sary to a naval officer, that of gaining and hold-
ing the friendships of his classmates. Doc has
ambitions outside the Navy and aspires to be a
surgeon. He always has a huge med book at
hand and finds time to peruse it occasionally.
Boxing 3, 2, 1. Log, 4, 3.
Cut Exchange 4. Stars 4, 2.
EDWARD SENTMAN ARENTZEN
Stratford, New Jersey
EDDIE might well be called the mighty atom, for his small
stature embodies a grand spirit of friendliness and good
nature along with a broad mind and an even temper. He has
many interests that take time away from that necessity to be
top man in the Batt, yet he will drop everything to give help
to a less gifted classmate. He is intensely interested in all
extra-curricular activities, but derives his chief joy from liter-
arypursuits. "Opposites attract, but gentlemen prefer blondes,"
says Eddie, so every day a letter goes to a pretty little maid in
Log Staff. Lucky Bag Staff. Reception Committee.
Orchestra 4. Two Stripes. Star 4, j, 2.
EDWARD BANKS GIBSON, JR.
Warsaw, North Carolina
"Gib'' "Ted" "Hoot"
ANOTHER Navy junior, Ted wants to carry on in the
_/~\_ Service. By origin a rebel, he is easy-going and yet am-
bitious. Always ready to do a favor, lend skags, attend a
movie, shoot the breeze, or take a chance on a duty drag,
Ted helps the situation along if he can. Not a sport fanatic
but one who tries to pick up a playing knowledge of every-
thing, Ted fits in wherever he happens to be. His optimistic
attitude and willingness to help others combined with a de-
termination to make good in the Fleet lead us to predict
Boxing 4. Quarterdeck Society
JAMES PAUL ANRDEA
West New York, New Jersey
' 'Jimmie " " Paulinof
JIMMIE has the enviable faculty of being able to believe
that everything happens for the best. A ready smile and
an eternal song are the outward manifestations of his contented
nature. His congeniality and his ability to provide entertain-
ment under the most depressing circumstances make him a
welcome guest in any circle. Dancing is not the least of Jimmie's
abilities. Dim lights and rhythmic music never fail to allure
him. Whatever the future may hold for Jimmie, we can be sure
that his present course will lead him to the fullest enjoyment
SIMON EVERETT RAMEY
IT takes no Arnold Bennett to teach Everett how to live.
He is wonderfully balanced; he loves music and he is a
fiend in his passion for searching out the inner workings of
broken down clocks. He is bashful (ah, what a weapon!),
but he never lacks confidence in any undertaking. He is very
adept at foreign languages — so Mrs. Ramey, don't be alarmed
if someone whispers soulful German phrases to you in the
morning, some clever repartee in French at dinner, and bursts
into a happy Italian air almost any time of day. It will be just
JESSE DUNCAN ELLIOTT, JR.
Washington, D. C.
' 'Jesse " " Dune' ' ' ' Fisty
BY entering our class on the eighth day of its existence,
Dune reached his boyhood goal: "I wanna be a sailor."
Characterized inwardly by an underlying seriousness and
idealism, and outwardly by almost boyish enthusiasm for life,
he possesses a keen sense of humor, the ability of making and
keeping friends, a likable personality and a fond belief of the
doctrine "laissez faire." He is always anxious to engage in
athletics of almost any nature. Boxing, track, and cross-
country prove his main weaknesses. His hobbies include read-
ing, dragging, and having a good time.
Musical Clubs Shows.
C. P. 0.
HOWARD WELDIE BAKER
"Bake" " 'Stumpy" "Howie"
ALTHOUGH the beds found in Bancroft Hall fall a little
X~jL short of fitting Stumpy, Navy life suits him to perfection.
Industrious and cheerful, our Howie has always been a good
companion and roommate. Stumpy's athletic leanings are to-
wards crew and wrestling. His greatest hobby and worst vice
is music (strictly non-classical). He is the guy who can tell
you any orchestra's theme song and how well it is played.
Aside from an occasional tendency to over-sleep and an ear-
rending snore, there is no indication that Stumpy will not
reach any goal he sets for himself.
DONALD G. BAER
"Pinky" "Red" "Don"
HIS ambition is to head a violent anti: Maryland weather,
Friday noon messhall chow, Steam profs, and Juice drills
movement. He's a good-natured redhead with an easy, likable
grin which partially explains his ability to make friends. A
subtle wit and an unfailing generosity explain his ability to
keep them. Aside from a tendency to warble slightly off key
in the shower and a decided leaning towards the view point
that if the academics don't get you the Executive Department
must, his chief failing is an uncontrollable urge to pun.
Track 4, 5, 2, j.
CHARLES STAMPS MINTER, JR.
IN phase with the reveille bell each morning, a sleepy voice
laments the fact that another day is here and it is again
time to crawl out of bed; the voice belongs to Charlie. Aca-
demics are a trying side line in which he finds little time for
specialization. He was big, his back was broad. Why not try
an oar? He did and now all other things come second. Every
afternoon finds him occupied with some sport, be it in season
or out of season. He makes all the hops, likes all the girls,
and loves but one.
Football 2. Creiv 4, 2, 1.
LAWRENCE GEORGE BERNARD
Deadwood, South Dakota
THE mountain streams of the Black Hills were the favorite
haunts of Larry before he heard of a Navy. After that it
was connecting rods instead of fly rods on leisurely spring days,
Miss Springfield instead of the old shotgun on long autumn
afternoons. Although the only girl has not yet appeared,
Moose's serene bachelor existence has been threatened several
times. Leaves never left him dreary for more than a week. He
is always ready to mix it up in the ring, studies now and then,
sings atrociously, and faithfully nurses the promising young
wave in his hair.
Lightweight Crew 3.
WILLIAM ALBERT SNYDER
REVEILLE ! Incoherent mumbling concerning the system.
.. He invariably needs external assistance in parting from
his beloved bed and the Exec. Department has graciously
elected to furnish this on the days the wife was on watch.
Bill, early in youngster year, was an easy mark for a blind date.
Setbacks failed to break his spirit, and by December he was
found in the ranks of the lost. Athletically, he is well balanced
and proficient in not a few sports. Academically? Name the
mark and he will make it. Easy-going, smiling, capable — he
has two strikes on the future already.
Crew 4, }. Reception Committee 2.
DAVID BONAR BELL
Washington, D. C.
Dave " " Sonny Boy " " Ding Dong
DAVE would be an honor to any class. Reliable, energetic,
thorough, he has demonstrated an aptitude for the
Service to be envied. Each year has found Sonny Boy more
deeply rooted in our regard because of his never failing friendly
qualities. Pin pushing was chosen as an outlet for his athletic
inclinations, and if you don't think it requires exhaustive
patience to reach perfection, ask to cross swords with Dave.
The Radio Club serves to divert his attention from academics,
but then, that bug-a-boo to many has bothered him little.
Fencing 4, ), 2, /.
Radio CI lib.
STOCKTON BIRNEY STRONG
Washington, D. C.
FOUR years together by the Bay, and through it all Stock
has been one of the best. Perhaps not the highest in aca-
demics or in athletics, but one of the best in personal charac-
teristics. When he entered, he chose a high mark; he has had
to struggle to make it, but he has never lost his self-control
nor his infectious smile. His good common sense has carried
him past many reefs; he will succeed in any career where good
judgment and cool nerves are prime requisites. He has engaged
in several sports; however, his favorite one is shooting holes
FRANCIS GAINES BLASDEL, JR.
Washington, D. C.
Fog " " Frank " " Philias
THE adventures of Frank both in and out of the Naval
Academy are well worth recording, but not here. He is a
varsity member of every bull session and has been on radiator
squads for four years (except for a few run-ins with the De-
partment of Physical Training). His hobby is radio and he
came into his element second class summer when he got plenty
of time to work with it. Fog is always a cheerful soul and has
a smile and a hello for everybody. He never worries about
anything and always takes things easy.
JAMES NORRIS MAYES
JIM hails from an old Army family of way back, but he
finally saw the light and decided on the Navy. Since he
has been here, the academics and other obstacles have been
met and defeated. Sometimes these battles have been close, but
never indecisive. Of course, a comprehensive treatment of
Gentleman Jim's dragging activities is beyond the scope of
this text, but it may be said that he seldom passes a week-end
in the ranks of the Scarlet Michaels. For diversion, Jim spends
his time at swimming, tennis, or perhaps a little music — Ah!
the classics !
Glee Club 4, }, 2, i, Leader i.
C. P. 0.
RICHARD ALEXANDER BEVERNICK
A READY smile, affable conversation, and infectious laughter
. were among the assets that Minnesota bequeathed to
Dick. Rare qualities, these, to find in one to whom academics
were so easy; characteristics that soon led him to be not only
one who excelled in his class, but, more important, in the
number of his friends. His art of pointing out a peculiarity in
a commonplace occurrence, bathing it in the magic fountain
of his agreeable laughter, and presenting us with something
we must enjoy in spite of ourselves, is all his own.
WEBSTER DEROYCE SMITH
" Smitty" "Web" "Snuffy"
IN the first place, remember just how tough this boy is
before you get too inquisitive, then go ahead and ask your
questions. Brains? Say, you'll go a long way before you find
a better balanced, sounder set than he's got. Humor? Don't
make me laugh again. Ability? Well, he'll handle any job
you'll give him, and do it right. Friendliness? With a capital
"F" — grin and all, and a personality that makes friends, and
keeps them. He's the kind that'll never grow old — too full of
life for that — and to have known him has been a treat.
Boxing 4, ), 2, i, bNt.
CHARLES AUGUSTINE BURCH
CHARLIE is diligent, honest, capable, trustworthy, loyal,
helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, etc. A stern disciplin-
arian, he does not drink, chew, or swear, has a genial diposi-
tion, a ready wit, and fair shower baritone. His likes: hops,
Carvel Hall, Bing, Crime Busters, long black roadsters, and
letters in green ink. His dislikes: reveille, hill-billy music,
Juice p-works, and eye exams. Injuries kept him from making
lacrosse history, but his success in other fields leads us to
expect great things in the future.
Lacrosse 4, }, z.
Cross Country 4.
FOR four years we've struggled, but to no avail. Charlie
still likes his cereal raw, still intends to marry an Indian
squaw, still chooses Spark Plug as his favorite tobacco. Be-
sides being a "better than average" swimmer (his own ex-
pression) he has indulged in wrestling and football. His chief
claim to fame, however, rests with the Comet. He makes a
splendid skipper for the fastest "speed boat" on the Severn.
He claims to be a Red Mike, but don't believe him. A heart
as big as his iz EEE shoes has made all of his friends forget
that he comes from Baltimore.
C. P. 0.
Swimming 4, )
JAMES RICHARD BROMEYER
St. Louis, Missouri
WE ought either be silent or speak things better than
silence," say Pythagoras and Bromeyer. So, when the
discussion reaches the boiling-point, Rich's words are very apt
to settle the issue. This applies to other fields as well — he is
quiet until his energy is demanded. A rebel against the system,
but luckily not a member of the left wing, Rich led the com-
petition for the "Griping Crown" of the cell. Much of Rich's
time not spent in the gym was given over to being fascinated
by the feminine element. Reading books on philosophy and
medicine occupied the remainder.
OH, Lord! I can't study this. Glen Gray's on tonight.
Sling these fatties on the shelf and get the old box to
roarin' !" And the aforesaid fatties (thick Ordnance and Steam
textbooks) raise a cloud of dust as they are tossed on the
meticulously kept shelf. (Neatness is the keyword). Wes'
dragging has always been with regard to quantity rather than
quality. Hence you could find him with anything from a i.o
to a 4.0. In his more serious moments, Wes was intensely in-
terested in aeronautics. He just couldn't be bothered with
cultivating the tree of knowledge.
TERRELL HOYT WOODWARD CONNER
Honolulu, T. H.
HAVING travelled from one Naval station to the next for
the better part of his life prior to joining our club on
the Severn, this Irishman had difficulty settling down to the
tune of bells and bugles. He settled though, being a substantial
citizen, and gradually changed from a "terror" to just a
" — terror on leave." More sudden was the change when he
sat up, decided to star, and did ! Essentially easy going, Terry
is very fond of all forms of horizontal recreation and only stirs
the body to take an interest in golf, bridge, and beef-steaks.
Star 2. Press Gang.
FELIX EUGENE DE GOLIAN, JR.
IN our rebel from "way down under" we have a man whose
sole hope in life is to have a home, a fire side, and a high-
ball, and whose greatest worry is how to get them all out of
Navy pay. Nothing else bothers him, except, perhaps, a slight
timidity with respect to the fairer sex, belying his southern
heritage. "Just point your rifle down the range and pull the
trigger. Get a bull every time" — is his by-word and bible.
Fe'll get there, by virtue of his tremendous laugh, his one
great hope, and a lot of perseverance.
Rifle 4, }, 2, /, rNt. Boxing 4, }, 2, 1. Manager, Football 4, 3, 2.
Hop Committee. Ring Dance Committee. Quarterdeck Society.
GEORGE WASHINGTON CHIPLEY
St. Louis, Missouri
"Jarge" "Chip" "Chippie"
NOT of the athletic type nor of social inclination, Chip
would rather devote his time to classical music or dust
dry literature. He early demonstrated his intellectual ability
and a minimum of boning has consistently placed him near the
top of the class. Upon entering the Navy he showed himself
to be slightly bolshevistically inclined but since then, on the
extra duty path, he has realized that you can't beat the or-
ganization. Always considerate and usually uncomplaining,
Chip has proved to be among the easiest to get along with.
Star 4, }, z.
HARRISON RANDOLPH GLENNON, JR.
Forest Hills, New York
BEHOLD this product of the Naval Officer Factory. Marvel
at his finished smoothness. Not as apparent is his resist-
ance to shock and strain, the result of hammering not included
in the ordinary course of manufacture. One uncalled-for blow
ended a brilliant start in varsity football, another changed him
at one stroke from one who lived for his daily letter and the
next week-end to an unenthusiastic and infrequent socialite.
Yet hard knocks and a four years grinding by scientific Navy
abrasives have not impaired his interest in diversions which
banish dull sketches and descriptions.
Football 4, }.
Tennis }, 2, i.
JOHN PATTESON CURRIE
Washington, D. C.
SPEED — though why it has stuck will always be a mystery —
divides his interests between dragging a long line of cold
4.0's, playing a mean hand of bridge, and collecting the hottest
music on the market. Unless a bull session gets going on the
tropics, he's sure to turn it into a song fest. On the right kind
of a day, it's a couple of sets of tennis or batting a few out on
Farragut Field, but the pool's always too cold and the golf
course is too far, so, "How's to make a fourth; we'll see that
movie tomorrow," is a common expression of his.
HENRY DRAPER SIPPLE
ALTHOUGH it took one high school and two prep schools
m\. to get him here, this little sandblower has since shown
that he has a lot on the ball. Sip will always bear with us
cheerfully while he explains the whys and wherefores of any-
thing from steam turbines to crossing the 180th meridian.
Afternoons usually find him in the bowling allies or on the
tennis courts, where he delights in winning his wife's skags.
Regardless of the nature of the task assigned him, Henry can
be depended on to go at it tooth and nail, and in the end to
deliver the goods.
GREER ASSHETON DUNCAN, JR.
Dunk " " Snooks ' ' ' 'Mulligan
"What care I when I can lie and rest,
Kill time and take life at its very best —
A MEMBER of the famed Washington top-hat, tails, and
red ribbon clique, Snooks gets more mail than anyone
else in the Academy, although he claims to be a misogynist.
He is not a student, but a voracious reader, poet, writer, and
amateur archaeologist of no mean ability. Preferring variety
to concentration, Dunk is a jack-of-all-athletics. We will find
him the life of any party and the center of any gathering.
Football 4, ), 2. Lacrosse 4, }, 1. Boat Club.
Wrestling 4, 1. Radio Club.
JAMES HAMILTON CRUSE
Atlantic City, New Jersey
"P. H." "Champ" "Jhnmie"
"There is a joy in being mad
That only a mad man knows."
IIFE finds this eccentric young Adonis disliking things at
j first but, as he enters into them, becoming a rabid de-
votee. Plebe summer P. H. was a Red Mike. Youngster cruise
brought out the beast in him and he is now known from
Mariano D'Ayala to Sedgwick Street as Jeemie. Besides being
a champion rope climber, he is an accomplished linguist, a
talented artist, and a fine songster. He would be a star man if
it weren't for his erratic "If I want a swabo, I'll get it."
Gym 4, }, 2, i t gNt.
WARNER CHENOWETH ELY
Cheno " " Warner '
SO I took those exams just to see how badly I could bilge
'em. The idea was to come in with '38." Having seen
Warner in action for three years we know he couldn't bilge
an exam if he tried. Chenoweth is a combination of savoir,
athlete, musician, and good fellow. We nominate him for the
ideal model of wifely compatibility, despite neighborly pro-
tests at each leather-lunged trombone rendition of the prelude
to the third act of "Lohengrin." Being a good water polo
player, Warner has spent four delightful winters gulping pool
water and strangling fellow men.
Water Polo 4, 3, 2, 1, wNAp. Orchestra 4, 3,
Star 4, 2.
FRANK FOGWILL SMART, JR.
"The (Boston) Bean"
FRANK is one of those men you just can't help liking,
quiet, unassuming, and always cheerful. Whether it is
wrestling, baseball, cross-country hiking, you will always find
him busy in the afternoons. No one ever called him intellect-
ually brilliant, but he is never less than several jumps ahead
of the current departmental score. His fondness for good music,
especially opera, has been his most prominent lighter diversion.
His only real fault is his generosity. Not only would he give
you the shirt off his back, but he would let you bring it back,
and he'd wash it.
ROGER NOON CURRIER
Roger' ' ' ' Rogay " " Flagbag
TRY though we may to uncover any clipper ships or salt-
crusted skeletons in the family locker, we are forced to
say that years of navigating a gold-dredge through the wilds
of Oregon must have given Roger the idea of venturing within
these gray walls. Imperturbable, he fought a knock-down-and-
drag-out battle with academics and emerged smiling and un-
ruffled. An avid reader, he rarely misses an item in any of the
periodicals; yet almost any spring afternoon you'll find him
out on the tennis courts showing us amateurs what an Am-
erican twist service really looks like.
C. P. 0.
VINCENT FRANCIS McCORMACK
New York, New York
A FTER a terrific battle with the powers that be in Wash-
xA_ ington, Mac crashed the gate with slightly battle scarred
standards. Here, however, he has met with no reversals from
either the Academic or Executive Departments. In the first
two years, he was a confirmed Red Mike, gracing only one
June Ball (by request). From then on he "followed the Fleet"
out to Carvel Hall. The haunts of the red-blooded men saw
him no more, and he slithered merrily, merrily on his way.
By this sudden transition, Mac proves to us his ability to
adapt himself to all of life's little problems.
Lightweight Crew. Reception Committee z, 1.
ALFRED WILTZ GARDES, JR.
" Sheet a"
SKEETA came to us unheralded — he needed no advance
notices — and he has sold himself to the entire regiment.
Between crew season and squash games, his business and or-
ganizing abilities were constantly exercised. Preferring to
spend the major portion of his study hours in extra-curricular
pursuits and clicking cameras, his ability for concentrated
scanning of text books became well developed. With a helping
hand always extended, Skeeta's only reproachments are con-
tained in his now famous "Ah resents that!"
Crew NA. Log. Lucky Bag. Reception Committee.
Business Manager, Masqueraderr and Musical Clubs.
Hop Committee. Two Stripes.
WILLARD JOHN HAMMOND
THE awe-inspiring presence of so many upper-classmen at
the first plebe year chapel caused the trembling soloist to
err, creating a stir that he has never forgotten. Nevertheless,
his voice has been a pillar of support to the musical shows and
the choir. Besides singing, Will crawls as only the lowest of
reptiles can. He drags to all hops and tea-fights, but never
under 3.5. His remaining hobby is bridge, there being, in his
opinion, no better way of spending a rainy day. Although not
a great savoir or even a star man, he has always made the
grade and will undoubtedly continue to do so.
Washington, D. C.
"Cy" "Fit" "Funny-bone"
IT may be the disgusted radio owner asking "'Can you fix it,
Cy?" More often the question is, "How does this Steam
sketch work?" In either case the matter is quickly set aright.
Cy's interest in the sea is evidenced by his eagerness to com-
plete a sailing crew in any weather. It was during second class
summer that he enlarged his nautical hobbies by taking com-
mand of his canoe Filotta, and maybe that accounts for his
locker-door full of femmes' pictures. Endowed with an earnest-
ness that is sincere and a generosity that is unequalled, Fil
will certainly succeed.
Orchestra. Rifle 4, j, 2, 1. Log Staff.
Star 4, 3, 2. Three Stripes.
EDWARD KELLOGG SCOFIELD
Potsdam, New York
IT was nice youngster year to return to the room after a hop,
and find my bed all made up; but second class summer threw
a wrench into the works. A brunette from Washington, it
seems, was responsible. By virtue of his ability to grasp the
necessary knowledge at the last moment, he has always beaten
old man academics. His pet hobby has been to go out and run,
and beat the men who have been training all the while. Sailing
and canoeing have occupied many of his spare moments. His
loyalty and goodnaturedness will follow him into the fleet.
Cross Country 4, }, 2, 1, cNc.
Track 4, }, 2, j, N.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Goodie " " Shields " " Sammie
SHIELDS hates to admit that he once hoped to enter West
Point. Happily he outgrew that foolish idea and became a
welcomed addition to our class. We soon came to marvel at
his athletic and academic powers. Lack of weight and a back
injury forced Goodie to give up football, but he still wielded
a fast tennis racquet. Academics never worried him, as he
could always crack an exam if necessary. Everyone who wanted
information cornered Shields, for he had the latest scuttlebutt,
knew the latest song hits, or could give the best advice on
Tennis 4, ), 2, 1. Pep Committee,
FRANCIS WALFORD INGLING
AFTER trying in vain for three years to enter the "salty
xA_ incubator," Waffles finally hit the spot with an appoint-
ment and resolved then and there, to become "sea-going." For
the first two years, the work seemed drab to him, but when he
met Ordnance and Navigation, his interest flared and he found
himself. Here is a man who is at once serious, jolly, generous,
talkative, pensive, outspoken — in short, a contradictory per-
sonality. But there are grounds for an excellent friendship such
as we who have lived with him have found.
ball 4, jj, 2, 1.
Chairman, Pep Committee.
Washington, D. C.
"Capt'n" "General" "Clay"
THE goal appeared to be starring and swimming during
plebe and youngster year. Since the beginning of second
class year, a complete metamorphosis has occurred; he now
ranks as a snake of the first water, and he hasn't missed a hop.
The marvel is that the stars remain, and swimming still has a
hold. Outwardly ruffled or irritated? Never! Methodical and
thorough, Clay has never been known to waste time, energy,
or material. Another thing: the Capt'n will argue on or explain
almost any subject, academic or otherwise, at all times.
Swimming 4, }, 2, 1. Kadio Club.
Boat Club. Star 4, }, 2.
JOHNNY became known plebe summer for his fancy dance
steps at the tea-fights. Plebe year — not always dragging —
he took up fencing, easily made the team, then won his "N"
youngster year. "Look what I got in Montreal, a shaving kit
in a fountain pen case." This is only one of the gadgets, in-
cluding knives from Tangiers and flashlights from Wool-
worth's, with which he astounds us. Second class summer
found him sailing in any weather; Smoke Park welcomed his
roller skating during leisure hours. From his card indices, he
should be able to write more enlightening textbooks for
Fencing 4, ), 2, 1, fNt.
FLETCHER HALE, JR.
Laconia, New Hampshire
NOW where's my blou?" That introduces Flick with his
slight leaning toward the absent-minded ranks. But he's
generous; he'd give you the shirt off his back if he could find
it. An undying love for jazz gets on everyone's nerves, but you
can't be angry with him long. Overflowing with personality
is this damn Yankee who makes friends as readily as he gets
himself into jams. Through thick and thin, winter and sum-
mer, academics and dragging, baseball remains his true love.
Conscientious in everything, he is still always ready to join
Baseball 4, }, 2, 1, N.
Company Representative 2, 1.
ADRIAN WARWICK RICH
" Ade" "Rico"
ADE first came to our attention during the bewildering days
±\_ of plebe summer. His accomplishments on the track dis-
tinguished him as a bright and shining light. In our four years,
we have learned that track is not his only specialty. He is at
home in any sort of athletics, and not so much at home in
academics. He has the uncanny ability of being a rugged
hombre and a perfect gentleman, all in the same breath. His
friends are as numerous as the hairs on his head, and his ene-
nies as few as the hairs on his chest. A great guy is the "Par-
Football 4, }. Track 4, ), 2,
President, Trident Society.
N. Hop Committee
ALEXANDER GROVES, II
Webster City, Iowa
SEVENTEEN years passed on the plains of Iowa furnish
little foundation upon which one may draw pictures of a
sea-faring life, but Sandy gambled the Academy against schol-
arships just to prove that sailors are made, not born. His eager
interest in the Navy and in what makes the wheels go 'round
has proved his contention. Crew and his mandolin have helped
him to more than fill the bare spaces of the daily routine. By
his constant desire to do his best in everything, he has laid a
strong foundation on which to build to the greatest heights
in the Service.
'Lightweight Crew 4, 3, 2, 1, NA. Radio Club. Mandolin Club.
Christmas Card Committee. Two Strips.
WOODROW MILTON KESSLER
"Dutch" "Kess" "Bill"
THIS salty seagoing ex-sailor's distaste for bilging out
brought him at the end of his plebe year to such proximity
to a star that academics have never since clouded his brow.
Youngster year he produced the noisiest banjo-uke known and
proceeded in his spare moments to amaze listeners with such
choice bits as ' 'Somebody Stole My Gal. ' ' Although a confirmed
Red Mike in Crabtown, he has been found to be a super-super
through the mail. Radio operas and pre-reveille boning have
been his anathemas. His loyalty and willing help have made
him the best of pals.
Lucky Bag Staff.
PAUL ELLSWORTH HARTMANN
IT is very difficult to find words with which to describe a
fellow like Spud. He is one of those who possess the rare
qualities of character which we all seek; to see these qualities
combined in one individual is to know Spud. He became known
as "Spud" on our youngster cruise because of his tremendous
fondness for potatoes, but that can hardly be classed as a vice,
for it seems to endow him with that mental power necessary
to stand in the low numbers of his class. In this world, one
could not ask for a better friend.
HAVING a clear conception of what he wanted and know-
ing how to get it, Mac soon found his mark high in our
esteem. He is one of those very few having the priceless ability
of making and keeping friendships. This alone will carry him
far toward success, but Mac has more. A keen mind and a
sense of humor will always be with him; his sound judgment
will never fail him. Nor does he confine his activities to the
serious side of life. Skill in athletics is also his, not to mention
his attraction to the fair sex.
Baseball j, z, i.
DICK'S mania for seeing what makes things tick has kept
his radio constantly "hors de combat," his typewriter
always at the factory, and the Juice Department tearing hair
at the high cost of electrical equipment. His ability to feign
sleep until after reveille report, then rise and dress in nothing
flat so that he can calmly enjoy a cigarette before breakfast,
has marked him as a man of energy and conservation thereof.
Dick's stock hits a new high when he finances your week-ends,
tags your brick at the hop, then explains the Ordnance sketches
Track 4, 3, 2, i. Musical Clubs Shows. Pep Committee.
KENNETH EARL HANSON
"Ken" "Swede" " Siveetie Pie"
OF the progeny of Lief the Red, Ken naturally dropped his
aspirations to a B.A. in favor of becoming a salt-crusted
tar. By virtue of a well-graced locker door, he has maintained
a fine four-year membership in the Flying Squadron. Although
his athletic record has been impaired due to the constant
meetings of the sub squad, his tennis, bridge, and basketball
have remained unhampered. The calendar has yet to be for-
midable enough to remove the grin from his face and to silence
his inevitable "Oh Boy, another day!"
Baseball 4, 3, 1.
FREDERICK JAMES HENDERICH
St. Augustine, Florida
"Freddy" "The Skipper"
IET'S get a thirty-footer and go to Tahiti!" He is an old
u salt, full of adventurous tales. Having mastered every
feature of the old sailing ships along Florida's breezy shores,
the Skipper came to fathom the mysteries of the modern war-
ship. Studies hard? No. A few minutes on a lesson, a couple
of letters to his beloved ones, and then, "break out the chess
or cards." He will harmonize with anyone on any tune in spite
of protests. Rough-and-tumble is his favorite sport. His
crowded locker door, together with his many friendships,
attest to his personality.
GORDON GRAHAM MATHESON
Cheraw, South Carolina
Gordy " " Matty " " Christy
ASOUTH'NER? Anyone can see ! Carrying with him all the
. carefree romanticism of the aristocratic South, he has
never failed to win his goal, even if it was only getting out
of a week-end watch. He is inherently a great lover of music,
and early morning finds him singing in a deep bass. The same
power with which he drives a baseball soaring over the heads
of the fielders finds itself equally at home in his gloved fist.
Perhaps it is this power, otherwise applied, that has won for
him many admiring friends wherever he has gone.
'all 4, ;, 2, 7, N. Boxing 4.
Hop Committee 2.
HEROLD ALOYSIUS HARVESON
Lake Charles, Louisianna
REMEMBER the dark-haired fellow who was always try-
_ ing something new; the plebe who had the Regiment
standing on their chairs when he danced in the mess hall? The
boy who was to be found right in the middle of the fun?
Well — that's Al ! Although he was reciting "Christmas in the
Messhall" for the second time at youngster Christmas, after
the horizontal-bar had won the first round with him, his
spirits were still high. Earring only the occasional discussion
on the pronunciation of "Loo-weez'-iana," the four years with
Al have been really enjoyable.
Gym }. Fencing 4. Stage Gang 4, 3
JOHN GERARD HUGHES
Bayonne, New Jersey
"Huey" "Huggs" "Jerry" "(j-gO"
OWNERSHIP of a small sailboat on the Jersey coast sound-
ed the call of the sea that brought Jerry to us. Since then,
sailing and Eddie Duchin's piano have failed to interfere with
his mastery of Old Man Academics. Despite the fact that stars
did not fall upon his full dress, Jerry scared them each year
with marks dangerously near 3.4. Never were days and weeks
so long as those just preceding the week-end ' 'she" was coming
down. A ready wit and an even temper make Jerry's presence
unique and pleasant — everywhere.
Manager, Basketball 4, _?, 2. Cross Country 4.
Reception Committee 2.
WILLIAM ANTHONY HOPPIN HOWLAND
Ashville, North Carolina
DESPITE six years of training at Kent among the rigors
of New England, Hoppin, accustomed to the milder
climate of North Carolina, has never been acclimated to the
harshness of Maryland's weather. When not actively engaged
in one of his many sports, he is usually found in his room well
bundled up reading, or more likely, sleeping. For although
academics have never bothered Hoppin, reveille always has.
His strenuous sport program has left him little spare time,
but he has made good use of that which he did have, as his
host of friends will testify.
Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1. Boat Club.
WALTER LOUIS PHALER
Rochester, New York
WALT came to us from the great metropolis of Rochester.
Having been in the Naval Reserve, he is quite an old
salt, and this seamanship comes easy. He might come near
starring in everything except Dago if he studied, and as it is
he gets by without any trouble. He has tried his hand at
several forms of athletics, but water polo seems to be his forte.
Walt has no vices except dragging, in which he certainly over
indulges. He has yet to miss a hop. He will certainly stay in
the Navy until he is retired at sixty-three.
Soccer 4, 3, 2, 1. Water Polo 4, 3, 2, 1.
JOHN BORDEN HESS
A STIFF breeze, a flowing sea, a sturdy sailboat, a pipe — and
.John is all set for a Sunday afternoon. His preference in
sea going craft runs to sailboats, but he is at home on a battle-
ship, too. At the Academy, John has been a most genial com-
panion. He is rather quiet but is always a welcome addition
to a card game or bull session. Studies don't bother him and
rarely does he complain of them, not even Steam or Ordnance.
In fact he really enjoys Nav P-works ! In choosing the Navy as
a career, Johnny has found his true calling.
Reception Committee. Radio Club. Boat Club.
Log Staff. Lucky Bag Staff.
JACK stowed away his golf clubs and squirrel gun, and made
the trek south. In spite of his natural laziness, he found
things pretty much a cinch after a spell at M.I.T. A great lover
of Renaissance art and music, he was virtually a patron saint
when it came to operatic recordings. Cross country hiking and
golf were his two remaining passions. During the first three
years, he hiked from Bay Ridge to the Grand Corniche, but
with first class year Jack returned to his love, golf. His cheer-
ful good nature and ready supply of chow have made him a
G. P. 0.
ROSS JEAN KONCHAR
WHEN we first saw Ross, we thought that he was perhaps
a little too young to be entering the Academy with us.
We soon learned that his baby-face was a mask on a very keen
and crafty fellow. After first contacting Ross we discovered,
too, that he had slightly radical leanings, and sometimes ap-
peared not to cooperate. After some thought and effort, we
managed to rub his fur the right way and so have in our
possession a valuable friend and willing fellow worker of the
most intelligent variety. We're all for you, 1 Ross.
BETHEL VEECH OTTER
A CONGENIAL Southerner to the last drop, Red trudged
into Maryland from the Blue Grass region and proceeded
immediately to forget about women and horses through ab-
sorption in the burning desire to become a hairy-chested, deep-
lunged man-o'-warsman, and turned for inspiration to the
weatherbeaten disciples of the deep-sea schools. Yet strangely
inconsistent with this philosophy is his devotion at the altar
of Terpischore. One glance at him in Dahlgren will dissolve
all doubts — eyes closed in ecstasy, dreamy smile on his lips,
wafting a comely brunette gently thither and about.
Football 4, $. Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1.
G. P. 0.
WALTER SHIPSTEAD REID
WALT may be from Minnesota, but don't dare infer that
he's a Swede; his blonde Norwegian Viking blood will
boil. Full of fun, almost to a dangerous degree, Walter has
sailed through life encountering nothing capable of removing
that merry twinkle from his blue eyes. Neither the annual en-
counter with the sub squad nor the trial and strain of a re-exam
has left its mark on his sunny disposition. Walter has a peculiar
knack of having 4.0's fall madly in love with him, but his
heart remains true to but one. That old Reid spirit will surely
carry Walt through.
Soccer 4, j, 2, 1
Reception Committee .
JOHN WASHINGTON KING
Greensboro, North Carolina
FROM the Southland where men are men and really radiate
their personality came Johnny, small of stature, but big
of heart. Just like a Southern Colonel, Johnny sits and watches
the maneuvering world go by. And out of that world what
gets King is the gals. How to distribute his time between
boning and loving the girls is Johnny's eternal question. A
regular Navy wife, but what's more a staunch and loyal pal
to a roommate who likes to pour forth his unutterable and
worldy woes, he's always ready to lend assistance, be it in
Steam or drags.
Wrestling 4. Orchestra 4, 3.
tion Committee. Hop Committee.
CEDRIC HUDSON KUHN
COMING from the seafaring atmosphere of the rugged
northeastern coast, Dutch is, notwithstanding, a Latinist
and withal no mean scholar of the French. Moreover, he is
peerless in the aristocratic sport of squash racquets. His literary
tastes are exemplified by a record established youngster year:
concurrently reading 14 different serials in 7 different periodi-
cals. Responding to five mispronunciations of his name, Cedric
serenely faces life following his own system of rigid self-
conservation which requires an appreciable time of each day
THOMAS LIVINGSTON TURNER
Washington, D. C.
SUNDAY afternoon, gloomy and dismal with Maryland fog
and rain; Tom is philosophizing on the benefits of a cheer-
ful, sunshiny climate. For three years, he has longed for a land
of perpetual warmth, and at present is in the market for a
pleasant South Sea Island. But procrastination forms no part
of his character. Athletically active, scholastically prominent,
and socially eminent, Tom has led an exceedingly full life. To
many, Tom will be remembered as the champion taker of de-
layed exams; to a lucky few, as a connoisseur of fine foods.
Lacrosse 4, }, 2. Star 4.
FRED EDWIN KREIKENBAUM
"Fritz" "Murphy" "Kringeline"
WE find Fritz of the quiet, steady going type, in spite of
his origin in the big city where stories of gangsters
abound. He prides himself more on neatness and appearance
than any other middie in the Hall. His trim German haircuts
have won him numerous admirers among the fairer sex. Fritz
is a sandblower, but that didn't prevent him from making
himself known in the boxing ring and with the 150-pound
crew. Nor has he shown any neglect toward his academics,
for he has been continually looking forward to the day when
he would be one of Uncle Sam's best ensigns.
RALPH ANSON SMITH
Hackettstown, New Jersey
FROM little Hackettstown came the savoir, Beagle Smith,- —
good-natured, conscientious, and pleasantly mischievous.
Never completely braced up, Beagle always succeeded in out-
witting anyone who attempted to run him. Ever ready to help,
he has saved many a classmate from the academic board.
However, his one weakness is women; after each hop he enters
into a long reverie about some femme. He soon recovers, but
only in time to have the next hop bring more entrancement.
His ease for making friends and a willingness to work hard
will carry him to the top.
Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1, N, Captain 1.
Class Vice-President 2.
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STEPHEN GERARD LAWRENCE
Babylon, Long Island, New York
COMING to the Naval Academy was just a change from
one boat to many for this saltiest of salts. However,
aviation has always been his great dream, hobby, and ambi-
tion. Anytime he hears the distant purr of an aircraft motor,
he can tell you the manufacturer, number of cylinders, throttle
setting, and air speed ! The fair sex and athletics? The story is
briefly told — one girl and one sport — the O. A. O. and football !
Dependable, level-headed, and gifted with a sunny disposition
and a wealth of common sense, Steve is bound to "go places
and do things."
ARTHUR JOHNSTON STUART
"Art" "Jeb" "Stu"
HAVING served a long apprenticeship in his own canoe,
Art came to the Academy to fit himself to command a
man-of-war, and a marvelous job has he done of it. A versa-
tility akin to genius in the cultural pursuits of life, not merely
for self-appreciation, but also with the welfare of the human
race at heart, has marked him as a man apart from most of us.
Our first leave brought Art and the girl of his dreams together.
Since then, his chief pastime has been writing to her, but
wrestling and bridge absorb much of his time.
Manager, Wrestling j, 2, 7, wNt.
Reception Committee 2.
CHARLES EMORY LAKE
JACK saw duty in the Marines before he joined the ranks of
the third platoon. He is one of those persons who take an
interest in everything, whether work or play. His chief aim
is aviation, and model airplanes are his hobby. The soccer
field is the scene of action for Jack in the fall, and he spends
his winter and spring afternoons on the rifle range. We often
wonder where he gets his abundance of good nature. He never
appears disturbed about anything, an assurance that Jack will
always get the best out of life.
Soccer 4, 2, 1.
Small Bore Rifle 2.
FRED RISING NEWELL, JR.
VERMONT may be held responsible for Fred's six feet two
of shortness. The change of climate here hasn't affected
his productivity of jokes and ideas, for Bud has many novel
ideas from perpetual motion machines to flying torpedoes.
Whatever it may be, he has his own easy way of doing and
enjoying it. Golf and crew are his special joys, and he has a
special manner in performing both. If Fred can't dig up some
fun, everyone might as well go home. A committee man?
Certainly ! Fred is the best brain trustee that ever descended
from the hills of New England.
Crew 4, }, 2, 1. R' ,l g Committee.
CHARLES ALDEN NASH, JR.
Charlie " " Chuck " " Peaches
AT first it was a glittering uniform that he wanted, now it
JDl. is a ship of his own. Towards that goal Charlie -has been
struggling for some time, but he is still listed with those who
must carry not-under-command lights in the pool. Academics
seem to come naturally and seldom is there a D. O. who knows
his name, so Chuck has dropped the worries of the rest of us
and taken to enjoying life. However, he is available to explain
the secrets of a Steam cycle or a Juice prob, and he makes a
mighty good fourth at bridge.
THOMAS JOSEPH PEARSALL
Bay City, Michigan
FROM the presidency of his high school French society to a
position of honor among the members of "Le Cercle Fran-
cais" of the Naval Academy which sees its roll posted each
Saturday P. M. was but a step. Never disheartened, however,
Tommy looks forward to the day that English will be the
universal language. Youngster year the poet in Tommy found
expression in a May Day celebration that was heralded a suc-
cess by even the Executive Department. Aside from such pranks,
Tommy finds ample time to make himself a welcome and
competent addition to any discussion.
Cross Country 4, }, 2
WILLIAM BARTON MASON, JR.
"Billy" "Punchy" "Rosebud"
THOUGH at first a military career had been Bill's aspira-
tion, one visit to Annapolis decided him in favor of the
first line of defense. Early in plebe summer, he displayed his
love of physical activity. Since then he has used his leisure
moments to play football and baseball, and in offseason to get
a workout boxing or playing basketball. Vowing from the
time he toted his first laundry bag of gear up three decks that
a fireplace was more to be desired than life in the Navy, Bill
nevertheless is secretly a true salt. Witness the rolling gait
that he exhibits.
Football 4, 3, 2, t, N. Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1, N.
IIVING on the banks of Lake Erie, Walt got the idea he'd
j like to be a sailor boy. Water polo, swimming, crew,
touch football, and Cosmo have been his means of passing
away time. Not the most notorious snake in our class, Stence
has done pretty well by himself in a quiet sort of way. His
chief ambition has been the acquisition of a southern drawl
(ten easy lessons from the corridor boy) to spring on the
O. A. O. back home. A good guy to room with, study with,
or go on a party with, life in the Navy should be right down
Water Polo 4. Lightweight Crew 4, 3, 2.
Reception Committee 2. One Stripe.
ALBEN COTNER ROBERTSON
ROBBY is a rosy-cheeked, cheerful sort of person. He soon
_ showed a very marked tendency toward what he main-
tains to be the traditional policy of Kentuckians; he is a
dyed-in-the-wool snake, and hopes some day to find the ideal
girl- — by the process of elimination. His academic efficiency is
high; he gets a gratifying output with a minimum of input.
Next to love for femininity, Robby's worst fault is his passion
for playing radios and crooning to the accompaniment pro-
vided. He is a master of the tennis racquet and the golf club,
a bridge expert, and a smooth dancer.
Golf 3, 2, I.
Gym 4, }, 2, i. Star.
THOMAS HENRY SEITZ
Sommerville, New Jersey
"Tommy" "Tuffy" "Tom"
IT didn't take Tommy's classmates long to discover that he
was a worthy addition to the class of '37. One of the first
qualities which they found in him, and perhaps the most out-
standing, was his extreme unselfishness and willingness to help
others over the rough spots. Although he has been seen with
a few young ladies, he does not often trouble himself with
them. He usually spends his week-ends perfecting his tennis
stroke and working on the flying rings. When it comes to
studies, Tommy spends a few minutes mastering the funda-
mentals, and that is enough.
Gym 4, }, 2, 1.
JAMES STEPHEN O'ROURKE
JIMMY is a true son of Erin. His first disappointment in life
occurred plebe year when he found that in the Navy not
even an Irishman could wear the traditional green on Saint
Patrick's day. Aside from his recognized athletic activities,
Jim has been one of the mainstays of the sub squad. Great was
the rejoicing when he finally passed. Jimmie has never suc-
cumbed to feminine influence; he's a confirmed Red Mike. He
has, however, a great love for the plebes, and is always the
center of an admiring group.
EDWARD DEAN SPRUANCE
A PIPE, a knockabout floating lazily over Narragansett Bay,
_ and Ed lounging at the tiller give us a picture of this
likable Navy junior in his leisure moments. We have heard
for these many years his plans to conquer the world, but it is
our idea that he will stop only when he flies his own 4-star
flag. But intermingled with ideas, plans, an occasional work-
out, and the usual griping, have been many moments of fun.
Many a dull hour has been changed into a lively session when
Ed got disgusted with Ordnance or Steam.
BRUCE DELBERT SKIDMORE
QUIET, cool, and unhurried, Skid gains just about what
he desires, whether it be a seat in the crew or a pretty
girl's affections. Although a first section man, Skid gives
Colliers and Cosmo more weight than Nav and Steam. He likes
good music, good companions, and a good time. Don't argue
with him politically, because you can't win. Skid hopes to
become a naval attache, and has all the natural requisites for
the duty. Not entirely intellectual, he has developed through
naval training a fast left jab, a strong pipe, and an undue
discrimination in rating the fair sex.
Crew 4, j, 2, I. Star z.
RAY LIVINGSTON VROOME
New York, New York
ALTHOUGH slow in speech and action and easy-going in
11 manner, Ray packs a lot of energy in that long frame of
his. He can be found almost any afternoon on the tennis courts
or in the boxing room. He has done considerable flying, and
sees the navy in terms of its aviation units. Ray has a tendency
to leave things 'til tomorrow. His refusal to worry preserves
his constant good nature, for which we are thankful. Ray's
most envied accomplishment is taking quick showers and still
getting in his nap in those wee minutes before formation.
G. P. 0.
FRANCIS CLYDE RYDEEN
HAVE you ever heard of Norfolk? Well, it's some podunk
down the bay that is used by the Navy as a supply
station. Anyway, this guy Rydeen whom I have lived with
these four years claims to come from there. In all other matters,
he seems to be fairly rational. He is even tempered, for, at least,
no serious physical injuries have been inflicted on me. He is
athletically minded, but restricts himself to company sports,
claiming he gets more exercise. The word "girl" is not in his
vocabulary. He has dragged once since being here, yet claims
to be a Don Juan.
WILLIAM JENNINGS STOCKMAN
BILL became interested in the Navy while puttering about
in the home town reservoir. So Illinois sent another good
man to the Academy. He always has that extra tube of tooth-
paste which comes in so handy until I draw my requisition
tomorrow. He can't wait until the latest magazine is published.
He doesn't mind hearing our alarm clock ringing long before
reveille every Sunday morning. He wrestles with the best,
plays a fine game of handball, and was the sax champ of Illinois.
What makes him the best of wives is the fact that he left his
sax back home in Centralia.
ROGER BLAKE WOODHULL
San Antonio, Texas
THE great Woodhull migration from Texas to California
gave Roger his first sight of the sea. A few years later, a
typhoon in China gave him his first taste of the sea. In the
last four years, as an Annapolitan, he has left his impression
on those around him as one of the more fortunate of the ninety-
five per-cent: a savoir, striper, and a-letter-a-day-man. With
his capabilities a Construction Corps appointment is not out
of the question. But he's salty — and will undoubtedly end up
as a barnacled admiral in the line.
Manager, Boxing 4, ;, 2, 1, bNt. Soccer 4, 5. Lacrosse 4, }.
Hop and King Dance Committees . N. A. C. A. Council 1.
Star 4~ 1, 2. Fine Stripes.
MICHAEL CLARENCE WILSON
" Polska" "Mike" "Greek"
MIKE came here from Worcester Tech, much to the plebes'
regret, for his favorite questions were on the order of
"Who is the ping pong coach at 'Wooster' Tech?" He starred
plebe year just to show the boys that he could. He'll gladly
bet on almost anything, and usually wins. Aside from bridge
and poker, which he plays to perfection, his favorite hobby
is trying to convince his many femmes of the advantages of
dragging with the fourth battalion. At heart, though, he's
always been true to one. Mike's generous and cheery nature
brings him many friends.
NEWELL EDWARD THOMAS
"Ned" "Bugle" "Flash"
ONE warm day in June, 1933, there were weepings and
wailings on the Texas plains, as a favorite denizen de-
parted. Ned arrived at this hallowed institution full of a de-
termination to do well in all branches — academic, athletic,
and recreational. And he has succeeded. The Flash is a valuable
asset on anybody's football or track team, but unlike many
other athletic stars, he has continued his conquests in academic
fields. Such prowess might well justify a little head enlarge-
ment, but not so with Ned. He's still the same good egg he
was when he entered.
Football 4, jj, 2, /, N. Track 4, ), 2, 1.
Star 4, 3, 2. Three Stripes.
ROBERT SOULE WILLEY
COMING from the land of bayous and thick steaks, and
where "wine, women, and song" has been the motto
since the first Frenchman set foot there, Bob's first encounter
with the Navy was with the high grade fuel oil the Louisian-
nians call coffee. He happens to be one of those luckier few who
star, but has devoted most of his time to recreation and sleep-
ing; in fact, sleeping is his recreation. However, a good work-
out followed by a dinner designed for three men serves to keep
him up to par. There's no need of predicting his future for
that will take care of itself.
Manager, Soccer 4, ), 2, 1, aNf. Lucky Bag Staff.
Company Representative. Star 4, 3, 2. Two Stripes
FOURTH CLASS YEAR
William G. Abbott
Wayne R. Abbott
Given A. Brewer
Paul S. Burger
Andrew L. Burgess
John D. Byrne
Gerald F. Child
Alto B. Clark
Harold V. Cleveland
Fred H. Covington
Albert L. Cox, Jr.
Race F. Crane
Thomas J. Crowe
Albert W. Crowei.l
Robert E. Cutts
Jack D. Dillard, Jr.
Charles E. Essex, Jr.
Frank W. Evans, Jr.
Jack M. Evans
Robert M. Fenn
Dixon D. Fiske
William D. Geary, Jr.
Richard S. Harlan
Carl W. Hughes
Robert L. Jacobs
Donald W. B. Kelley
Paul B. Kelly
Harry F. Klein
Herman T. Krol
Lawrence A. Lanphier
John W. Lawrence
Paul C. Lovelace
Herbert W. Lyda
Alden W. McDaniel
George E. Meeks
Roger B. Merritt
Charles S. Moffett
James H. Moran, Jr.
Robert J. Morgan
George E. Morrissey
George F. Neel, Jr.
Robert B. Nelson
James A. Petree
Wilson C. Phillips
John F. C. Pollock
Jackson H. Raymer
Anthony F. Rose
Daniel W. Scott
Frank P. Shelburne
Robert S. Shropshire
William J. Sims
Walter D. Snyder, Jr.
Thomas A. S. Steele, Jr.
Royal E. Stuart
Charles A. Stump
Howard W. Taylor
Walter B. Tomlinson
John D. Townsend
Thomas Washington, Jr.
Cecil R. Welte
Wendell H. Williams
THIRD CLASS YEAR
Charles J. Andres
Charles R. Calhoun
Frank R. Edrington
Peter A. Ehrman
Harold G. Etchen
Ellis H. Frank
Lee A. Goss
James S. Greene, Jr.
Robert C. Gregor
Norton L. Jeffers
Harold G. Leith
Joseph K. McLaughlin, Jk
Justin M. Miller, Jr.
Stephen B. Morrissey
John N. Myers
Malcolm J. Odell
Stanley S. Paist, Jr.
Leopold R. Tilburne
SECOND CLASS YEAR
George W. Armijo, Jr.
George P. Carroll
George F. M. Chase
Lathrop B. Clapham, Jr.
James H. Deese
Willard J. Dye
Paul F. Foley
Robert I. Hale
John P. Hexter
Prentiss W. Jackson
Lloyd C. Johnson
Robert W. Mc Williams
William H. Reynolds, Jr.
Richard C. Smart
Theodore J. Vincent, Jr.
FIRST CLASS YEAR
Morgan H. Baldwin, Jr.
Marion L. Cooper, Jr.
Warner C. Ely
John N. Faville
George H. Foster
Raymond M. Foster
Wesley E. Gwatkin
Willard J. Hammond
William B. Harmuth
James R. Holden
Ross J. Konchar
Stephen G. Lawrence
Alexander Michelson, Jr.
Robert J. Pritchard
Dorrance S. Radcliffe
William J. Stockman
John G. Sullivan
Edward C. Watters
John T. Wettack
Michael C. Wilson
Ambrose G. Witters
Our four short years from Plebe to Ensign
have been crammed with events, the story
of which is pictured in this section. Cruises
and classes, drills and D. O.'s, hops and
horse-play have marked our course from
rags to riches and back to rags. Parades,
football trips, visits to foreign lands, and
four glorious June Weeks culminate in the
goal toward which we have been striving
—graduation. Our hopes are for the future,
but our memories will always wander back
to those happy years along the Severn.
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1JULY, 1933- And st iU they come, from far and near, a
tidal wave of would-be sailors. From the farm, the city,
and the fleet, '37 draws its nucleus, and starts its journey
through the Academy. It was one awful plebe summer.
When they were done finger printing us, we were led away
to the new room. Bare, forbidding walls painted yellow,
with a green base — the green bench, of which we would hear
more later. In one corner, a basin. Two beds, not so uncom-
fortable looking. So this was Annapolis. We were midship-
men. Once to each of us, there comes this thrill. The smell
of India ink still brings back a terrible, hectic memory.
There are other odors, like that human perspiration, as we
drilled, and marched, and rowed, under this same hot sun
beating upon the Severn. Our life became the thing
Hot, Tired and
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apart that is a disciplinary necessity. Our path lay before
us, straight and narrow. Company athletics and Saturday
night movies became our recreation, books and regulations
the meat of our existence. Woven through the swift-slow
parade of months, like bright threads in the loom, are many
impressions of plebe summer. . . . The scene was a Wednesday
evening Executive Lecture in Smoke Hall. Commander
Smith was speaking: "I want every one of you to observe
the man on your right, then the man on your left. Of the
three, only two will graduate from the Naval Academy.
One will not make the grade. Gentlemen of the Class of
Thirty-Seven, don't let that one be you. ..." The extreme
Leftists in our class, a minority unorganized but powerful,
had to have their fun. They started the inter-company strife.
They 'were the ones, the easy-going, good-time Charlies
who inaugurated the water fights. The five per cent to end
all five per cents had to break out the fire-hose one night.
Officer of the Watch Hank was seen through dreary, re-
bellious eyes, as we stood at attention for two hours in
bathrobes. . . . Sleep was just a luxury for civilians. And
the officers we came to know. A tribute now, to the legend
of the Big Bad Wolf, who had the good sense and judgment
to use the rod and save the child. "Five hours!" "Ten
hours!" It mattered little, but the memory lingers on.
What officers can expect midshipman duty without being
nicknamed? There was the Beagle, who spared neither rod
nor child, Lighthorse Harry, Uncle John, and a dozen more.
Who fails to remember that day when — we formed on the
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Piece Of Goods
seaward terrace at high noon, with cuffs hanging out, and
hearts beating fast, and marched under the colonnade to
Buchanan Road. We turned right beneath the trees and the
sun and then at Stribling Walk we turned right again
into a mass formation before Tecumseh. We were being
presented to the Regiment. We came suddenly to attention.
"Sir, The Class of Nineteen Thirty-Seven reports for duty."
From there we marched to the messhall for our first meal
with the Regiment, one we'll never forget. Later we realized
that plebes went to the messhall merely to see that there was
plenty of food for the first class, and to keep them amused.
Eating was something plebes did only when there was
nothing else for them to do. Then we disappeared into the
privation they call Plebe Year. Thirty-Four was a good
class — they knew how to handle plebes. They taught us
plenty, more than we care to know. Relics of old '34, with
its all-time z P. O.'s, are still sung in the messhall. Plebes
raise their voices high, just like we used to, on these old
songs. Remember: "I Am a Good Old Rebel" followed and/
or preceded by "Marching Through Georgia" and then
infinity for not making enough noise to suit the high and
mighty? We whipped Notre Dame in football that year 7-0.
That was a day. It was a victory born of inspiration. The
victory broke the Baltimore Jinx, passed down to the
Regiment from the mists of time. On Christmas leave we
did the things that men will do, and why not? Even if we
hadn't come of age, for we had not yet escaped from youth
and its urge to be extreme, we did what was expected of us.
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The spirit was willing and the flesh didn't have time to
become weak. So, into those nine short days we packed
wine, and song, and women. We danced their latest dances
and sang, "Annie Doesn't Live Here Any More.'' We har-
monized on "You're Gonna Lose Your Gal." And of course
we fell in love, madly, irrevocably. We were ready for it.
Time was working on us even then. We thought we were
growing up. "You are granted leave — until 1800, 1 January,
1934." Afterward, how cold the wind, how sharp the
nights, even with two blankets, 'overcoat and rainclothes,
how bleak and long the months until June. It was getting
boring, this eight months Hell Week. We steeled ourselves.
We bogged down like a football team with its back to the
wall. We did anything to forget, because a watched pot
never boils. We went out for sports, studied harder, wrote
more letters, read more books. We hit the pap, we lost our
liberty. But the days were getting longer, and the outside
formations were starting again. White cap covers -were an
epic in themselves. The Youngsters went up a notch in this
towering ladder of rates, and as compensation, we went
down. '36 assumed their first real measure of authority over
us, a coup we were later to regret. After Easter, though,
things were different. The winter was broken. Cruise orders
were being published, and cruise scuttlebutt flew thick and
fast. We were going to S. A. There would be a two months
cruise. We were going to the West Coast and Hawaii.
Meanwhile infantry was revived. We marched again to
martial music, and the reign of terror (so we thought)
Throw a Brace,
Mister Gish !
was coming to an end. At the June Ball, our first Naval
Academy hop, we learned why the upper classes are so
strangely silent on Sunday mornings. Our let down was to
be more terrific that night than ever since. Now, when it is a
memory, it is difficult to sift the truth from the imagination.
Some of the places we say we slept that last night of our
plebe year were Cutter Sheds, Gymnasium roof, behind
locker, on top of locker, inside locker, closet shelf, or not
at all. We all had one or more showers that night. We
watched from the air while old '34 got their diplomas, but
it was the last of infinity and we knew it. And when
those three-stripers were graduated, we sat back upon the
softest wooden bench in the world. We had won our right
to carry on. Plebe Year was over.
Down to the Sea
Spots on Blou
THE beginning of Youngster Year gave us a rude awak-
ening. We had thought that the physical hardships of
a midshipman's life ended with "no more Plebes" and our
mad snake dance about the Herndon Monument — but we
only thought. We were quick to learn that one Plebe Year
is followed by one Youngster Cruise. All of us, except the
ex-enlisted men and the vicious five per cent, were novices
at the art of swinging hammocks, so most of us went to sleep
that first night at sea with our toes tucked under our chins.
We dozed off easily, after the strenuous workout we had
from sunrise to sunset on the day of embarcation, but at
that first five-thirty reveille, we awoke to find and feel that
the old spine had been stretched beyond its elastic limit.
At first we eyed the morning "Joe" with misgivings, but
soon we accepted it gratefully, for only this blackest and
strongest of all liquids could really awaken us. To work
before breakfast is an unbelievable thing, but that is what
we did. We accepted our status, that of workingman third,
and worked hard to complete our "chores" — the daily
scrubbing of decks, shining of bright work, etc., ad infinitum
— until we learned that it was time to be killed and not
work to be done. We became expert in the art of appearing
to work and accomplishing little. Yet it cannot be denied
that work was welcome at times. Though our woes reached
their height on Fridays, and the friction of the holystone
on wooden deck added a weight to our hearts as well as
to our bodies, working and sweating in the hot sun gave a
feeling of well-being when the day was done. After ham-
Pie Race —
mocks we listened to the music of far away orchestras;
thoughts of far away people came to us. And after we had
watched the same movie we had seen three years before
with the high school O. A. O. and had listened to the dole-
ful strains of "A Thousand Good Nights," we spread out
the roll we called bedding, lay under the stars and for a
few short hours could forget reality. We learned that the
academic year begins in June instead of September. The
Steam Department sent on the cruise their special repre-
sentatives, who administered to us our first dose of "sketch
and describe." Many a lovely moonlight night was spent
in the fire room, engine room, or pump rooms tracing pipes
in the bilges and quizzing the enlisted men for answers to
the questions in our confounded note books. After two long
weeks at sea we sighted good old Bishop Rock light, which
marked our approach to the first foreign port and the end
of the first leg of the cruise, England! How good solid land
looked again, even if it was only a rocky coast. Then came
our first leave in a foreign land, and what a leave! The
majority of us were attracted to London. In the big city
we made up for the many uneventful hours spent at sea.
By day we saw the sights, Westminster Abbey, Houses of
Parliament, The Tower, on down to The Old Curiosity
Shop. By night we saw the best of London night life at
The Kit Kat Club and Prince's Brasserie. Every minute of
our time was occupied, even when we were members of the
duty section and only rated afternoon and evening liberty.
The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Lady Astor, and the Royal
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Navy aided in making our short visit pleasant by extending
to us their hospitality. After ten short days in England, we
weighed anchor and headed for the warm blue waters of
the Mediterranean. Another long period at sea, and then we
stopped for six days along the French Riviera. There, we
put on the "dog" and went ashore in our best — blue service
coats, white trou and white shoes. No leave was granted,
but even with those nine o'clock liberties we managed to
enjoy ourselves. There were few of us who didn't try our
luck on the flying wheels at Monte Carlo. The beaches at
Juan les Pins, Monte Carlo and Nice offered wonderful
opportunities to improve our sun tan and to make friends
with some of the French fairer sex. From France to Italy
was our next jaunt. Our entrance into the harbor of Naples
was an unforgettable sight. With the lofty Vesuvius spout-
ing smoke in the background and two square-riggers in the
foreground manned by Italian midshipmen who had come
to greet us, Italy and the Italians gave us a picture that we
shall never forget. We were cooked under the broiling sun
when sight seeing in historic Rome, but this time the tours
were conducted by Mr. Mussolini's own C. I. T. The
Italians treated us royally. The Pope and Mussolini gave us
audiences and the Admiralty gave us a hop at Naples that
was a wow, in spite of the shortage of soda before the
evening was over. Before returning to the States we managed
to get rid of the remainder of our extra sheckles at Tangiers
and Gibralter. These ports offered shops of every conceiv-
able kind, but little else. No port looked so good to us as
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good old N. O. B. In Norfolk ambitious papas and mamas
brought their daughters down to the dock to greet us
"pampered pets." Although the average age of the drags
was sixteen, their sweet nothings uttered in American baby
talk sounded like music after attempting to understand the
foreign lingo all summer. The thrill of being able to express
oneself without pantomime was new and delightful. We
were compelled to take time out from our Virginian social
whirl to load stores. Then out to sea for the last time for
short range battle practice. We realized for the first time
the purpose of the long tiresome gun drills we had under-
gone all summer. Petrified by the thoughts of the Mississip-
pi turret disaster, we manned our general quarters stations
wishing that we had been more attentive at drills. Once
"Baker" was two-blocked we lost our fears and dropped the
steel over the side in what seemed like record time, but
"E's" were scarce indeed. One long week -was spent in
painting and cleaning ship and then we came back to Crab-
town — by inches, for the last few miles were the longest.
Creeping up the Chesapeake at the rate of ten miles per day
while giving the ship a thorough cleaning, from the top
of the mast to the bilges, was pure torture, for the vision
of Sep leave and its freedom was constantly before us. If
we missed anything on the cruise we made up for it during
an unforgettable September leave, only to return to long
and endless days of metallurgy, physics, mechanics,
P-works, drills and no mail. Sunday afternoon liberty,
better helpings of the chow, one-two-three hops, youngster
in His Glory
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cut-off, and one diagonal stripe represented the sum
total of our advancement. Many of us became Carvel
Hall Charlies, others sought the library or gymnasium, and
there were those who joined the oldest and most secure of
the Academy's organizations, the Radiator Club. The foot-
ball season was the outstanding success of third class year.
The booming and well-placed punts of Billy Clark, the
accurate place-kicks of Slade Cutter, and the running and
passing of Borries, Navy's Ail-American, were the chief
reasons that we possessed one of the best football teams in
the country. For the first time in thirteen years we saw an
Army team go down to defeat at the hands of a Navy team.
The monotony of Academics and drills was broken only
by Christmas leave. Into those few days we tried to pack
all that we had missed during the preceding months. On
New Year's Day we returned to dream about it, and to
recuperate — mentally, physically, and financially — from it.
The next months were hard ones. We lost some good men,
and we who were fortunate enough to remain picked up a
deeper wrinkle across the brow and perhaps lost a few hairs.
All the shortcomings of youngster year were obliterated by
the Youngster Hop. The committee went the limit in mak-
ing the Show Boat a success. It was a warm night and
while the first class wore service to the garden party, and
the second class sweltered in full dress, we "ritzed" it in blue
coats and white trousers. In spite of all, and in defiance
of all, that hop was a fitting climax to another Academic
year, and a great prelude to Country Club Summer.
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37 was misunderstood during second class summer. What
was all the talk about playing ball? It was great sport,
before the axe fell. It was truly a country club summer to
end all country club summers. Long afternoons with noth-
ing but a sailing drill, then golfing, and Java and toast.
Evenings were spent listening to our newly acquired radios
or playing cards. The destroyer cruises were an innovation,
and the Fourth Batt got the first break. The organization
improved after that, so that scheduled midwatches were
being stood when the Aggies and the Happy Home Boys
got their turns. The Second Batt found the reception after
one of them a bit too strenuous, when they returned from
Virginia, then in infantile quarantine. After moving all
effects to the second deck of the Fourth Batt for an
isolation period of two weeks, there ensued a Roman Holi-
day. No one posted his nameplate, no one got up at
reveille, no one did much of anything. Week-end leaves
with the accompanying cit clothes were a novelty at first
— but that wore off. We rated six apiece, but the practical
limit on the number we took was financial. The sight of
only one squad of second classmen in chapel puzzled many a
D. O., but, luckily for us, none of them could — or would —
arrive at the correct answer. Behind this indominatable spir-
it and its will to fail, there is more than a mere laugh. Was it
really unseamanlike conduct to sleep on the floor of the
Philadelphia Planetarium during a lecture and was it actu-
ally "conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline"
to make toast in the dark hours of the night?
Duty with '39
A Tough Drill
Was everything we did an indication of a lack of military
spirit? We gave our stripers a tough job — two strikes and a
foul ball when they came to bat. But we survived, and so did
they. Duty with the fourth class was both pleasant and
profitable — at least to us if not to the plebes. To us,
two years along in our naval lives, these new plebes
seemed denser than any preceding class could possibly have
been. Statement for the press: "'This '37 may be a bunch of
non-reg renegades, but they get this social stuff." That was
inspired on the night of Second Class Day, another innova-
tion, a thanksgiving for a summer successfully completed.
The moon shone full upon the Bay, and the band played on.
A good crowd, good people, a real occasion. The outlook
was bright at that time, with Sep Leave only five days
away. It was perhaps the most patriotic feeling of a swift-
moving three months, emphasized with hops in Memorial
Hall, executive duty with the plebes, civilian clothes in
the room, and a host of other details that made us think
we were at last coming of age. We shall long remember the
juice drills on those hot summer mornings, when the spirit
was far away, and the flesh was weak but present. It was
an art, though, to be the one who always recorded the
data, or searched out conclusions, laughing all the while
at the unfortunates who were blowing out circuit breakers
or ammeters. A great French king a few decades before
the French Revolution said of his decaying social system:
"It will last as long as I; my successor can take care of
himself." Today we express a similar sentiment when we
Leave — The
Kings Can Do
Second Class Day
Beauty is Only
Hard at Work
say, "I've got mine — how did you make out?" The inevit-
able lodestone of marriage claimed two of '37 before the
summer ended, and the primrose path a third. There is
only one way into the Naval Academy, but there are three
roads out, all of them well travelled, showing none of the
vegetation of disuse: executive, academic, and medical.
They all took their toll before we closed up the noisy
Mollier diagrams, stowed our cruise boxes, gave away the
goldfish, et cetera, we had scavenged from '35, bilged the
first navigation exam, and checked out on leave in the
grandest of hurries. Of all the thrills that come to a mid-
shipman, going on leave is the most vital. It overshadows
all the two-fives he has ever fought for, all the athletic
victories, all the "fruit days" fate can bestow. It may not
be the most important, but it leaves an indelible mark, and
a joy on which to draw later when marching to classes a
month after. Coming off leave is something else. We're
always glad to be back, but how it hurts. It's like being
vaccinated — or in love — a necessary evil. When the first
pain was over, we again picked up the step, but not too
well. We began to think of miniatures, and of our own
class rings, and of passionate things like class unity. It was
a kindred feeling, like nationalism in Europe, that bound
us together, and since then the word "classmate'' has taken
an awful beating. It excuses as many sins as the statement,
"Sure, he doesn't rate it, but he's unsat, and you know — ."
There are a lot of unanswered, and unimportant questions
about the class ring contract. Was either ring superior, did
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a Whole Slice
someone have a hidden finger in the pie? We think not, but
'37 ran true to form, and outvoted the recommendation,
choosing the more expensive one by a vote of two hundred
and forty odd to eighty odd. But keep it up, boys! That's a
spirit that keeps a Navy progressing. This is not a defense,
it is only a history, with comments on the side. We make
no excuses. We took our demerits, and they were many.
We walked our extra duty, and lost our week-ends. We
braced up when we didn't want to. And we griped. The
Navy would be a hell of a place if you couldn't gripe oc-
casionally and let off steam. Everybody knows that. We'll
be doing it all our lives, so we might as well learn early.
We liked to make exaggerated statements to create an effect
far from the truth. That's what we've been meaning all
those times when we shouted, "Me stay in? Not on your
life. I'm getting out." Sure, we all say it, and we'll all be
there righting when the international cards are down. It's a
great life. Once again Christmas leave arrived, and did we
pay flying visits to our Podunks, returning to damn the
system that wrenched us away when we had just begun to
become accustomed to the life. The things we did that leave
were exceeded only by the tales we told on our return. As
another Maryland winter, and the worst in years, rolled by
and over us, cracking our bones when we moved, we began
to count the days. Down through those long months to
June we marched, and as the time drew near we gathered
our courage. We would show them. Our turn was coming.
Pockets in trousers, low shoes, late arrival, and early de-
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parture from hops, week-end leaves — they would all be ours,
and more besides. It's easy to be magnanimous when some-
one presents you with half the world on a silver platter,
and gives detailed instructions as to how you can get the
other half. In leaving our days as underclassmen, let's not
forget the Ring Dance Committee, and the work they did
in giving us a splendid hop. We shall always be able to recall
the scene — the modernistic design on the walk where we
danced, the immense Grecian columns, the Japanese lanterns
(the electric power would choose that night to fail), and
the tables scattered through the park. It was a chiaroscuro
of geography and chronology, but it was impressive, and
we had escorts to impress. The best of orchestra was none
too good, Ozzie Nelson with Harriet Hilliard. That hand-
the Deck !
Bill Has a
some ring on your finger will recall the significance of the
evening, and the program will express it (if you're still in
touch with your drag). June Week was as hot as ever, as
crowded as ever, as full of parades as ever. ' 'Once again for
the movies," and once more we dragged our weary selves
around Worden racetrack. These parades must be very un-
comfortable for the spectators, sitting on those hard bleach-
ers — how can they stand it? Then graduation. It seemed
rather strange to be sitting there in Dahlgren, viewing the
proceedings from the stands for the last time, knowing
that as each man in '36 received his diploma, we came
closer to a goal we had been waiting so long to attain.
When the white caps had settled into the hands of fond
mamas and O. A. O.'s it was all over. We were I /c.
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THE G. C. T.i
ON the fifth of June, 1936, we began our first class
cruise — to Portsmouth, England; Goteborg, Sweden;
Cherbourg, France; Norfolk, and New York City. With the
remarkable zeal of free men we shouldered our laundry bags
and suitcases, to stumble across Farragut Field and fall into
the waiting motor launches. Once again we gave our lusty
overworked Four-N for mothers, sisters, and sweethearts
as the launches pulled away from the Reina Mercedes dock.
Once again we climbed our respective gangways belonging
to the Arkansas, the Oklahoma, and the Wyoming. Soon
the shores of the Chesapeake were slipping by. By nightfall
we were nearing the Virginia Capes, the same ones that
troubled us in countless Nav P-works during ac year. During
the night we cleared them, and set the great circle course
Crew Are We
Siesta Hour on
for the English Channel. The first Saturday afternoon of
the cruise is always memorable. The real work has not
begun, and everyone is still somewhat happy, and after noon
meal the band is playing alongside number three barbette,
and the world looks right. After that first week-end, when
we took Cook Tours around the ship, got our gear squared
away, and got the "feel of the ship," the real work began:
star sights in morning twilight and in the evenings, when
our more fortunate companions could sit and watch a two-
year-old motion picture on deck. Engineering watches
started out in a hurry, too, with the mobility that is char-
acteristic of the Navy and the people in it. Like it or not,
it's necessary to be able to take things as they come in this
organization, to "shift stations" on a minute's notice. The
bridge was usually so crowded that the smartest thing a
mere midshipman Officer of the Deck could do was to keep
out of the way, much as a plebe does at the Academy, if he
gets the word. The first leg went rapidly enough, if you
kept yourself busy, and if you didn't, the chances are
someone else saw that you did. Soon we were coming into
Portsmouth Harbor, past the old signal tower, and the
stone fort that looked like a head of cheese floating on the
water. "Welcome to England," those planes which were
stunting overhead and the many sailboats cutting their way
through the water seemed to say to us. "Welcome," the
street vendors might have said, and the beggars, and the
owners of the wretched taverns along the waterfront of an
old Royal Navy town. But we waited from one o'clock 'til
H. M. S. Rodney
four that afternoon for liberty to be granted — something
about a pratique that never came. We fell in to go ashore
and were inspected. We fell out and back in at intervals of
every hour or so thereafter, but we finally did get ashore.
As graciously as ever, Lady Astor entertained a select group
of those who went to London on leave, first at the House of
Commons, then for the very select of the select, (the ones
who signed up first) at her home for tea and cakes. The
most public figure in the British Empire, then a king and
now a duke of the realm in voluntary exile, rode in parade
on his forty-second birthday, sitting capably on his mount,
with a brace that would bilge an Annapolis plebe any day.
The white cap covers of American midshipmen were notable
among the crowds along the Mall, which points the way
to Buckingham and the changing of the guard. With the
toleration of the seasoned traveller we watched this cere-
mony for a second time and saw the Scots with their bag-
pipes and green kilts. Strolling back to headquarters, which
■was just any hotel where we were staying, the course
lay through pretty, quiet Westminster Park in the shadow
of the famous Abbey. It was like returning to a forgotten
scene of youth. Then at nights, along Piccadilly Circus and
in the Lyons Corner House, through which pours a part of
London from sunset 'til dawn, blue-serge uniforms were
never out of sight. This was just the other side of life, which
we had to see before we could feel continental and cosmo-
politan. For that cultural touch, we suffered ourselves to
morning bus rides through old London, and lecture tours
The Old Girl
Home of the
Bard of Avon
of the Tower and the Abbey, where we were supposed to
feel the greatness of men who rest there, "Weary of days
and hours." Kings and composers, great sailors and un-
known soldiers — their spirits seal your lips at the door. Like
entering the Tower of London, overlooking that famous dis-
appointing bridge of the same name, you step into the past.
But enough of reverie, and the Soho, and all the cafes where
the Great American Dollar is welcomed with reverence and
scheming. Duty called us back to Portsmouth, and while
clearing that harbor we passed some of the great liners of
today, the Normandie, the Queen Mary, and the lie de
France. We were to see two of them a second time before
the summer ended. The second day out, over the stern of
the Wyoming went a bicycle purchased for leave use in
Sweden and France. One day later the midshipman owner
was notified he would be allowed to keep it after all. You
can't win. Up, up, far to the north towards the Arctic
circle we steamed, to kill the time between ports. Along
the Norwegian Coast, where snow-capped mountains rise
from the sea to the sky, fishing boats, smaller than the
waves that tossed them, passed us by on their "lawful
occasions." One of the tiny fishing smacks deserves special
mention. It hailed the Midshipmen's Practice Squadron,
eighty thousand tons of men and steel, and in the cold
North Atlantic, twenty miles from Norway, twenty-five
degrees from the North Pole, an American battleship hove
to for investigation. When within hail the fishermen asked
if we "cared to buy anv fish." Events such as these broke
Port of All
The Pap Sheet's
Stand Clear of
We Packed —
the monotony of waves against the bow, and mid-watches,
and working parties, and soon we were taking a pilot aboard
for entering the harbor of Goteborg. One ship went up,
almost to the main street of the town, the other two an-
chored forty minutes out — retribution after Portsmouth.
The Gota Canal starts there — looks like a narrow, quiet
stream, and cuts a path for itself north into Sweden, past
the picturesque old Kungalv Castle ten miles away, through
the meadows of rural Sweden to Trollhatten and the mother
lake in the mountains. Seen from a bicycle on the road
paralleling the canal, a sea-going vessel crossing a grain-
field is nothing short of a mirage. It was regrettable our
languages were so utterly different, for the Swedes were so
nice, and nice looking. Those laughing blonde heads were
half the attraction of Liseberg, a recreation center that had
escaped the Coney Island atmosphere, and smorgas-
bord added another feature we were loath to leave, namely
good food. Even the American papers published in Paris
carried comments upon our apparent love of Sweden. The
week between Goteborg and Cherbourg, mostly spent
rolling in the stormy Bay of Biscay, was when the cruise
began to set in. Something was in the air, but not until
half of us were tramping through the gilded halls of Ver-
sailles, or riding across the Seine to the left bank, and trying
to recapture the atmosphere Balzac told us about in '"Old
Goriot" during second class year, — not until then did we
know what it was. Fascism rose against Communism in
Spain, a revolution was decreed, and American citizens
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stranded there became refugees. The Oklahoma was de-
tached. In the annals of all practice cruises of the past,
never has there been a storm to equal that dreary midnight
when the tours returned, bewildered, to find themselves
assigned to new ships, all the standards of familiarity which
make for contentment swept ruthlessly away. Those un-
fortunates slept where they fell that night, asking only an
empty space of deck where someone would not kick them
and say, "Move on!" And while they slept, perhaps trou-
bled dreams of the Sphinx returned to haunt them. After
that, in the month that remained, conditions improved
slowly. There was no organization. The Aide's Office had
"no dope." The galley had "no more." But it all worked
out. The battle practice they would surely cancel was held
as scheduled. The Norfolk stop and its one hundred and
five dinner parties, where the seeds of Navy romance are
sown, was actually lengthened, and seven A. M. liberty
privileges granted. Even the New York stop was made as
scheduled, scuttling thoroughly all the scuttle-butt. A little
stipend to defray expenses and forty-eight hours leave were
given us. A pleasant interlude among our own people, but
the novelty of shore leave was worn away, and when we
weighed anchor at 1x5th Street and eased down the North
River, passing Hoboken ferries and great liners at rest, and
passed the Battery, we were glad at heart. Homeward
Bound. Another day saw those same Virginia Capes again
dropping astern, and we were standing up the Chesapeake,
to see again the Chapel dome and the Hall in the distance,
Up on the
and to take a well-earned rest, our last Sep Leave. When
the twenty-fifth rolled around we were back again, and
ready to take charge. Those of us who had made good
proudly wore their stripes, and those of us who hadn't,
carried on. We heard that "A taut ship is a happy ship,"
and "Leaders are made and not born," or from another
source, "Leaders are born and not made," while still a third
maintained that, "Leaders are neither born nor made." You
pays your money, gentlemen, and you takes your choice.
There followed the inevitable Academics, made even more
terrifying by the new system of only having bi-monthly
exams, Ordnance P-works, infantry drills, Friday night
lectures ad infinitum, and the inevitable destroyer drills.
Yet interspersed were those good times we enjoyed. New
"Big Jim" Doesn't
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hops and bigger ones, decorations nearly all the time. An
overnight trip and late liberty in Boston when we were
guests of Harvard, trips to Baltimore to watch us defeat
Notre Dame and to view the disheartening "soccer kick,"
and to Penn and Princeton. For the second time in three
years we saw Navy beat Army in football. It's been a long
time since midshipmen could say that. The praise of our
lines and the gratifying comments of our conduct as a
Regiment justified the pride and confidence that we pos-
sessed. The system rolled smoothly and almost before we
were ready we were off on Christmas Leave, perhaps the
last at home for many of us. Another precedent was set
when our leave expired on the third of January instead of
the first, thus giving to many of us our first New Year's Eve
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at home for a number of years. What man, no matter how
great his love for the alma mater, is not glad to start the
home stretch, that last five months? It lends a new source
of courage to those who have found memory courses not to
their liking, because they can say with a definite assurance,
when the weekly tree is posted, "It won't always be like
this." And if this vision of approaching amnesty becomes
obscured, the shops along Maryland Avenue wait like
watchers at the water hole to remind us as we buy, that
the time is drawing short. Time seemed to pass more easily
that winter and spring than it ever had before. After all,
why shouldn't that have been true? We had more to do
than ever before, and there were other things to keep us
occupied. There were always a few entertaining or interest-
ing incidents to help us along the way. Stories of leave and
of week-ends that had been hidden suddenly fell upon our
ears. Eccentricities that had been controlled for three years
now blossomed forth, since the restraining hand of classes
above us was removed. The privileges that had been given
to former classes were ours, and new ones were added.
Liberty every afternoon gave us a chance to spend our
money, and to visit our friends in town. Inauguration Day,
with its ten mile parade in the rain was a topic of conversa-
tion for weeks before and after. Thus have the months
dropped away, slowly but surely, past Hundredth Night,
past Easter and its white cap covers, the celebration of "No
More Rivers," and the last glorious June Week to crown
all those that went before. To some the day we leave will
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be a sad one, for then we close forever the last account of
our boyhood days. No longer to be carefree, to sail on
balmy afternoons whither the wind wills, to play at tennis
and golf unmindful of the tasks ahead, to sit and dream
on soft spring days. But more of us look forward to that
day, for it releases us from the restraining bonds; we are
like colts in new harness, eager and ready to assume the
responsibility due us, to prove our worth, and to make a
place for ourselves, so that no one can say, "He's not worth
his salt." It has been a good four years and long. We have
had our troubles, our worries, and our tribulations, but
who escapes them? We are off for the Fleet, where we know
that no one owes us a living. To those we leave behind,
"Farewell, good luck, and best wishes."
A Midshipman does many things. Some-
how or other he manages to sandwich the
things he wants to do in among the things
he has to do. Those fortunate souls who
possess excess energy find outlet for it in
the activities. The would-be Thespian finds
his natural spot in the productions along-
side the beautiful (?) female leads; our
politicians use their bent for organization
in the committees; our contemporary
thought lives for posterity in the pages
of our publications. We don't make much
money, but we have a lot of fun.
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LET US BE
THIS year the Masqueraders presented a drama
which was a little more difficult than usual. Any
veteran of the stage will tell you that comedy is the
hardest of all roles to play and play properly, and
that it would be rank foolishness for any but pro-
fessionals to attempt "Let Us Be Gay." Without the
expert assistance of Mr. Pease, such a verdict would
be correct, but under his guidance, we raised our goal
and our standards. "Let Us Be Gay" was written by
Rachael Crothers, was a Broadway hit, and was even
put into a movie. Though several years old, it is still
distinctly modern, dealing as it does with a funda-
mental problem in human relationships. The situations
Coach Pease Issues Tactical Instructions
are novel and the dialogue sparkling. Briefly, Kitty
and Bob Brown, who separated when the eternal
"other woman" disturbed the family equanimity,
have met again at a house party. Three years have
passed, and we find Kitty has been invited in order to
steal Bob away from Dierdre, beautiful daughter of
Mrs. Boucicault, so that Dierdre may marry a very
proper young gentleman who is madly in love with
her. As the plot develops, Kitty steals everybody's
heart, even the audience's. Bob turns from Dierdre,
back to Kitty. When the final curtain drops, Kitty
accepts Bob again, and every indication points to
"That is None of
Your Business, Perkins.
IN the evening by the moonlight the boys get together
and strum their guitars, their ukeleles, their banjos and
even an occasional mandolin. The Naval Academy Mandolin
Club is at its favorite sport again. This outfit does not often
enter the public arena, but when it does the reception is
always a great big hand. It appears in the Musical Clubs
Show, and no form of informal string music escapes its
varied talents. Hawaiian, hill-billy, and cowboy numbers
are all included in their repertoire. Essentially rhythm
instruments, the various forms of gitfiddles follow the
present tendency to Swing. Often in our dreams we may
have imagined that we were in a canoe in the moonlight
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with the O. A. O., strumming sweet tunes to which she
loaned her lovely voice. Such a dream is usually interrupted
by the definitely strident strains of the reveille bell, but
most of us can't play a Uke anyway. The mandolin boys
are preparing for the future, and have hopes of some day
really living that dream. All of us who have enjoved their
work in the Musical Clubs Show have a real respect for the
talents of this group. They enjoy their work, and besides
that they spread real enjoyment among the Midshipmen
and their drags.
MANY of us are shower baritones, and ear crooners on
the dance floor, but the glee club is a group that is
dedicated to singing real music to entertain others. All
those interested in singing are welcome, whether they have
trained voices or not. For a number of years the Glee Club
has pointed for the annual Musical Clubs Show with little
thought of anything else. But in the past year it has tried
to expand its efforts, and its membership to the scope of a
real men's chorus. The object of these efforts has been to
give to the Naval Academy Glee Club the place in the life
of a midshipman that his glee club has in the life of a
college man. The notable success of the Musical Clubs Show
Top Row: Reigart, Smalzel, Ginn, Harper, Seine, Pratt, Skinner, Smith, Mendenhall. Second Row: Dunn, Walker, Johnson,
Watts, Ballou, Anderson, Kurzawa. Third Row: John, Lathrop, Foote, Banvard, Chilton, Clagett, Allen, Harris. Front Row:
Shifflette, Holt, Clark, Mayes, Keen, Becker, Carter.
in the past few years, especially in 1936, has done much to
build up the reputation of the Glee Club. Whether it con-
tinues to expand is a matter that only time can determine.
The Glee Club has been the foundation upon which the
singing portions of the shows have been built. Bright spots
such as the monastery scene of a few years ago, or the
minister's songs, the Drinking Song, and the Song of The
Birches of "Her Highness Regrets," or the work of the club
in this year's show testify to the ability of the Glee Club
to produce original work as well as real music.
From Left to Right: Myers, Josephson, Snyder, Brenner, Kuntz, Isham, Savidge, Schratz, Fleps, Sherry, Burnside, Sims,
Rhodes, Moore, Carew, Silk, McKaig, Hunt, Baker, Finklestein, Cassidy, Goodman, Walker, Zimny, Smith, Swensson,
Vinock, Filippone, Poel, Milliken, Noble, Buaas.
THE year 1936-37 was a good one for the Concert Or-
chestra; to begin with, an excellent balance of instru-
ments made it more nearly an orchestra than many of the
previous organizations, in which the wind instruments
showed a tendency toward band technique. This year a
large and powerful string section formed the proper basis
for orchestral tone, with the wind instruments affording
the relieving variety with considerable artistry. A further
advantage in being organized along standard symphony
lines accrued from the consequent ability to play music
written by masters of orchestration with an eye to exploit-
ing the possibilities of the individual instruments. Through
good fortune, Memorial Hall was obtained for the practice
room; unquestionably, it contributed much to the orches-
tra's finesse in technique, and in addition made practicing
much more pleasant. The latter point is fundamental, since
the aim of the orchestra is to provide pleasure to its mem-
bers; concerts and recitals are by-products, not aims. The
orchestra made its public appearances at a well attended
recital, and in the Musical Clubs Show. Its offerings were
well received, including, as they did, both the classics and
the modern type of music. Great credit must be given to all
those who took part in the work because their by-products
were quite worth while.
From Left to Right: Davis, Schreiter, McNagny, McConnaughay, Cease, Tucker, Dietrich, Sawyer, Dodson, Boehm, Sims,
Odell, Snyder, Hanna, Fuller, Parker, Sugg, Rogers, Trauger, Perna, Stein, Celustka.
MANY people seem to think that the primary function
of the NA Ten is to fill in a space in the Musical
Clubs Show, and that practices are held twice a week for
that purpose alone. Nothing could be farther from the
truth. The real purpose of the Ten is to give the Whitemans,
the Goodmans, and other devotees of good dance music an
opportunity to get together and play this music, for their
own pleasure. However, these boys are not content merely
to listen to themselves; they want to provide entertainment
for the Regiment and its friends, and in an effort to do this
they provide good dance numbers, both sweet and hot, on
Friday nights in Smoke Hall, and on Saturday nights in
Dahlgren Hall, and Luce Hall, and on the stage of the
Musical Show. These fellows have joined this organization
because they get an infinite amount of pleasure from playing
dance music, and they endeavor to share their pleasure with
others by rendering their own interpretations of Glen Gray,
Benny Goodman and other popular bands. For those of the
third and fourth classes, the NA Ten is the only source of
modern tunes. Otherwise they wouldn't be able to croon
in their O. A. O.'s ear when they go home. The first class
appreciates greatly the wonderful rhythmic offerings served
up by this aggregation at our First Class Hops.
iV STAGE GANG
THE Stage Gang, as an organization, is unique among
extra-curricular activities. It exists solely for the pur-
pose of serving the Masquer aders, Musical Clubs Shows, and
Navy Relief Shows. However, unlike these organizations,
its membership, though small, is permanent for the four year
period. As a result there is knit a close bond of cooperation
and fellowship combined with the will and desire to do
any job or task that may come up "top notch." The gang
is most essential to any stage production, yet it works un-
observed, silent and swiftly. Its region is beyond the arc
of the footlights, through the tinsel of the surface, to that
magic background, the borderline where realities of hammer
Back Row: Zguris, Green, Seim. Front Row.- Zimmer, Finney, Suydam, Ritter.
and saw make possible the make believe of the drama. Props
must be set up, and this gang does it with the smoothness
of a professional crew. The Stage Gang too develops versa-
tility within its ranks and is never without interest. There
is always the thrill of the "first night," and here one has
the opportunity to learn of "cypes," "crops," and "flies,"
and the work involved in the production of any modern
drama. When its work is done, the Gang spends its well
earned rest in its headquarters, a homey room under the stage
where the Java pot warms, and the bull session reigns.
JUICE GANG &
HOUSE lights out ! Up stage lights ! Spot ! And the show
is on. From begining to end the juice gang is right
in the thick of things. Every minute of the play there is
something for this little outfit to do — that sunset, that
cloistered monastery with its dim ethereal light, the spot
on the featured singer, and the dark room in whose shadows
lurk the villain are all the work of the juice gang. Weeks
of preparation, and study of effects, show their final results
in the effectiveness of these scenes. The largest single under-
taking of the juice gang is the gayly colored sign which
heralds the performance from the tower of Mahan Hall.
This single item is probably the result of more hard work
Standing: Glenn, Ockley, Figuera, Geer, Roddis, King, McBrayer, Thomas, Martin. Seated: Carlson, Dunn, Lyke, Beeman,
and study on the part of these men interested in electrons,
resistances, voltages, and currents than any other phase of
the activities of the juice gang. Not content with making
the shows (Navy Relief, Masqueraders, and Musical Clubs)
a success, the juice gang also has a hand in the lighting of
the Ring Dance and the Youngster Hop. Last, but by no
means least, who can forget the classic injunction that hung
over the entrance to Bancroft Hall last fall — "Ring the
Bell "! The juice gang indeed earns the whole hearted
praise of the Regiment.
Standing: Fisher, Norton, Tunnell, Merritt. Seated: Jarman, Gardes, Barkley, Hoyle, Hairston.
WHEN you see the Masqueraders Show or the Musical
Clubs Show, you appreciate the amount of effort
and labor put into the show by the members of the cast
and the various technical gangs. But have you ever stopped
to think that were it not for another organization, neither
presentation would be put on? To the Business Staff falls
the hardest work and the least credit. The business gang
has the difficult task of handling and supplying the tickets
to the Midshipmen, and to all the Officers and Civilian
Instructors who want to go to the show. In addition to
that, they have to secure the advertising necessary to put
out an attractive program for each show. It is hard work,
but this labor is repaid when they can give you an attractive
program and can enable the Masqueraders and the Musical
Clubs to have enough money available to give you the very
best. There is a constant fight to restrain the creative urge
of the production manager, the salesmanship of the cos-
tumer, and the intricate scenery proposed by the author.
After all, they have to pay the bills, and keep the show out
of the red. The ogre of a balance on the debit side keeps
them always on their toes. It is not a pleasant task to say,
"No," but it is fine training for the Naval Officer who will
have to economize in the future.
Standing: Bryant, Williams, Herkness. Seated: Carson, Bennett, DeLong
THE Property Gang has become notorious for its borrow-
ing ability. It would sooner borrow or steal than buy
even as much as a hairpin. It is called upon to secure any-
thing from a grand piano to a string of Chinese jade, yet
it is all in fun that the job is undertaken, and it is often
remarkable to note the quantity of objects acquired for one
production. Fortunately, the "Gang" has always had for
its benefactors the Navy wives, and without their help and
hearty cooperation the singular feat of obtaining such
nondescript articles as tea tables, potted flowers, and
Chinese whatnots would be well nigh impossible. It is very
often true that both the Superintendent and the Command-
ant recognize numerous articles on the set of any production;
articles which their wives have so generously loaned, and
which, although greatly needed, could have been obtained
otherwise only through great expense or at least great
worry. To correlate the activities of the "Props" there is
the Costume gang. Those interested in fitting and ordering
civilian clothes, for both ladies and gentlemen, will find
here an outlet for their designing ability. No styles are
barred, for the chorus girls in the Musical Clubs Show as
well as the male heroine in the Masqueraders are a part of
the clientele of the Costume gang.
Two Men and
W. H. Keen
R. G. Colbert
ITS title was "Nuts and Boats." There can be no doubt that it
was nutty, and it was certainly no less all about boats. But that
falls far short of describing the wealth of melody and harmony and
rhythm in the 1937 Musical Club show. Through an hour and a
half of hilarious fun, and tuneful music, this year's production of
the Combined Musical Clubs carried the audience to an old-fashioned
showboat put in modern setting. All of the featured music was the
product of the musical talent right in Bancroft Hall. Hot modern
rhythm, blue melodies, and stirring songs, sweet and swing, were
all there. The setting was laid on a showboat that had somehow
(no one bothered to explain very carefully or really cared exactly
how) strayed into the Chesapeake Bay and was making a short
stand at the metropolis of Eastport. In the opening scene we found
the deck hands and stevedores getting ready to move some gear,
and as they worked, singing a song about going
ashore. In the first act appeared the principal char-
acters. The audience was introduced to the skipper —
an ex-Boatswain's Mate who knew nothing about
farming, but who bought a girl show in order to
carry out the old Navy tradition of retiring and rais-
ing chickens. His wife, Elvira, really wore the stripes
aboard the show boat, but Phineas Q. Quarterboom,
the skipper, lived a pretty jolly life at that. In the
first act were also introduced the Chief, a couple of
stooges, or messengers if you prefer, and of course
the inevitable stowaways. One of the stowaways was
a choice bit of femininity — about one hundred and
sixty pounds and five feet ten. She made up to the
skipper of course. The skipper's wife, immediately
putting the girl down as a second rate tramp (which
she was) took frequent occasion to check up on the
skipper. Thus the first act ended with a song, "Three
Cheers for Quarterboom." The plot of the second act
centered for the most part around the skipper's efforts
to sell the idea of using his entertainment acts for a
dance that some of the citizenry of the metropolis
wanted to hold aboard the showboat. Complications
ensued in the great difficulty experienced in keeping
the showboat afloat. So much for the plot. The second
act just mentioned provided the vehicle for some very
tuneful music; a number by the leader of the NA 10,
Joe Dodson, and a first act song by Whitman added to
the original music. Wood's number, "Proposal in E
Flat" really started the Regiment to humming. And
for blue melody "Delusion" cannot be beaten. Who
could forget the stirring strains of "Weary Twilight"?
My Hands are Tied-
15 and 4
Wood not only wrote a lion's share of the orig-
inal music for the show, but played in his own
inimitable style the blood stirring "Bolero" of
Ravel on the organ. That was not the most novel
of the ideas employed in the show by a long
shot. In addition there were scenic effects that
gave the perfect illusion of a boat moving past a
bank and coming to a dock, or a ship sinking
with water rising in view through the window
and fish swimming around the boat visible
through the port. These scenic effects added a
finished touch to the work of a lively aggrega-
tion of entertainers. As part of the showboat
troop there was the usual dance chorus, but
better than usual in their rhythm. The ballroom
dance team deserves a word of praise for their
contribution. The Glee Club sang Wood's music
with real finesse and expression. The rollicking
songs of the first act, and the harmonious melo-
dies of the second act were all well sung. The
orchestra handled its music beautifully, and the
Mandolin Club supplied a few lively minutes.
The NA 10, always popular, rendered modern
NA 10 in Action
She's Way up Thar
swing music and original harmony with equal
aptitude. But perhaps credit belongs more with
the boys who toil unseen than with any others.
The stage gang handled difficult sets admirably,
the prop gang under extremely trying conditions
supplied costumes and props with great effic-
iency. The juice gang did the best work of its
career, and had the cleverest sign in quite some
years hanging above the entrance to Mahan
Hall. In the last analysis the people who are
really responsible for a show's success are the
ones who stav behind the scenes. Behind the
activities of the cast and the gangs was the
director, Colbert, and the business staff of Bark-
ely and Gardes. And to the officer representative,
Lt. Christie, be all credit given, for no words can
express his invaluable aid in presenting the show.
This is the second time in two years that an
original production has been chosen for the
Musical Club's Show, and the success of the pro-
ductions both from an entertainment and financ-
ial point of view have shown conclusively that
talent is not dead within the Regiment.
Slumming on Park Avenue
Hi & ft
THE task is now completed, and we look
back on all the days spent in planning,
revising, and replanning the Lucky Bag. The
staff has done some real work, but that work
has been an enjoyable experience, and we hope
sincerely that we have fulfilled the trust put in
us by our classmates to put out a Lucky Bag
worthy of thirty-seven. Two years ago, the
Editor was elected. He chose his assistants, and
we started out with real enthusiasm to learn the
many ramifications of what appeared to the then
uninitiated a fairly simple job — the book is out,
and we are still finding out things. First came
the job of selecting our co-workers — the printer,
the engraver, and the photographer. After
wrangling and arguing among ourselves for days
on each contract, we finally decided, and then
the real work began. Biographies were written
after weeks spent in getting non-cooperating
roommates to write them, formal and informal
pictures were taken, and the main section of the
book was well underway. Came first class cruise,
with much planned, but little accomplished due
Fisher, Shaffer, Kreikenbaum, Hess
Jordan, Sports Editor
Doerflinger, Production Ma?iager
to the lassitude coincident with all cruises. The
Lucky Bag office on board the Wyoming became
a haven of rest, and an excellent place to write
letters to theO. A. O., and type greasy engineer-
ing notebooks. During first class academic year
the midnight oil has burned extensively in the
office as the big job of making layouts, choosing
pictures, writing copy, and keeping up with a
tough schedule proceeded. We followed tradi-
tion, provided much worry for our printer, and
equally as many woes for our engraver, but all
concerned were determined that the book would
come out on time. Finally, with the deadline
approached and passed, and with the volume of
work seemingly non-reducible, we sent the last
copy, the last Press O. K. off to Rochester, and
then waited for the book to arrive. Constant
friendly combat with the Business staff for more
money, and the ever present race against time
have added spice to the doing. We now regard
the product of so much thought, worry, and
strife with pride, and hope that the sack has
been changed into a Bag that satisfies.
Burfeind, Held, Huelsenbeck, Boal
Arentzen, Activities Editor
Adams, Class History Editor
THEORETICALLY there are two sides to
every question but the Business Staff defies
all traditions, and maintains that where the
Editorial StafF is concerned there is only one.
And the answer to all such questions is "No, it
costs. too much." However, an editorial staff
grudged every inch of the way will still manage
to arrive at the same goal and with undiminished
vigor shout for more money. Acquiring some
twenty odd thousand dollars is still a more
difficult task than trying to prevent its being
spent. Great plans were made during Second
Class Year which all culminated in long "bull
sessions" on the cruise in which much was said
and little accomplished. Finally with more ex-
uberance than system, advertising letters began
to be written. Immediately a great truth was
discovered — high priced talent is very plenti-
ful, but workers are very few and far between.
Despite the lassitude that creeps over one on
cruises, our first broadside of letters was finally
launched before the Academic year began. To
Street, Tate, Taylor, P. K., Taylor, F. W., Wescott
Clegg, Wengrovius, Johnston
the members of the advertising staff goes credit
for a task well done. They finally went well over
their quota. They will always be remembered
for their unique and justly infamous filing sys-
tem. It is hoped that they will soon cease to
begin their letters to their sweethearts through
force of habit with phrases such as "May we
again remind you of the opportunities offered
by the Lucky Bag of 1937." To the Circulation
Staff may be attributed many of the Lucky Bags
received by O. A. O.'s throughout the land, for
that was a favorite argument. Much may be said
concerning the circulation files also, for Stew,
the manager, has an eye for color. We have
learned much, and will remember our "Lucky
Bag days" with pleasure. As the book is com-
pleted, and we collect the last few dollars, we
are glad to have had the opportunity to work
on it. When we turn over the key to the Class
of 1938, we will have only one source of com-
plaint. We wish the editorial staff would return
that steel rule that it borrowed some months ago.
Howard, Hansen, Stuart, Stewart, Willey, Cruse
Sherry, Vance, Gilkeson
Top Row: Grantham, Filippone, Keen, Walker, Gilkeson. Second Row: Cunningham, Stokes, Davies, Hall, O'Neil, Nixon.
Front Row: Brown, Lanham, Mead, Jordan, Arentzen
SOMEBODY has to put it out, because strangely enough
it is not a natural phenomenon accompanying the sixth
day of the week. ' 'IT, ' ' of course, is ' 'THE LOG. ' ' The poor
unfortunates burdened with this thankless task are the
members of the LOG staff. Of course, they don't do all the
work involved out of pure altruism, and love for the reading
public. Putting out "THE LOG" is good fun. It also in-
volves its small share of glory, but the thing that holds
the boys in that grip of fascination is that last minute mad
hectic rush on Wednesday afternoon with fifteen minutes
'til supper formation and four pages to go and no copy.
And it's almost as bad to start collecting the pages and find
that somehow, somewhere an extra page has crept in.
Cutting out a page sounds easy, but there is lots more than
appears on the surface. Getting copy off Sunday night,
rushing that three color cover in to the engraver on time,
finding something in that so-called cut exchange that will
go along with this article — it's all a part of getting out the
Naval Academy weekly humor magazine, "THE LOG"
(We should have put a question mark behind that word
"humor," but for the fact that the editor frowns on such
juvenile practices). There's a great deal that goes on behind
the scenes that is not appreciated by the regiment who take
Top Row.- Hoyle, Salmon, Splain, Roberts, Hodapp, Sterling, Holt, Linehan. Second Row: Johansson, Wussow, Fisher, Zguris,
Siegmund, Treanor, Munson, Korb, Clair. Third Row: Sawyer, Baker, Stott, White, Tistadt, Weschler, Quillin, Crouch,
Trice, Dupzyk, Heagy, Smith, Caspari, Brundidge. Fourth Row: Arthur, Silk, Sonenshein, Lawrence, Savidge, Hayden,
Leydon, Ginn, Watts, Gorcyk, Brenner, Castello. Fifth Row: Weems, Olah, Raguet, Benham, Wolfe, Bush, Fleps, Tucker,
Van Landingham, Cox, Brown, Graff. Sixth Row: Walker, Filippone, Stokes, Adams, Grantham, Dodson, Keen, Cunningham,
O'Neil, Nixon, Gregg. Front Roic: Henderson, Vance, Jordan, Gilkeson, Brown, Mead, Lanham, Hall, Davies, Arentzen.
the weekly efforts of the staff more or less for granted.
There are the boys on the staff of the battalion representa-
tives who wrest humor out of humorless plebes, and play
an important part in the circulation set-up. The various
business gangs have done a magnificent job of making
"THE LOG" a solvent proposition. Thank the advertising
staff for those Petty ads. They lived in constant strife with
the editorial staff, who simply won't put their precious ads
where they want them. The circulation staff keeps "THE
LOG" spread among all the sweethearts and wives from sea
to sea. The cut exchange also performs a valuable service.
When it comes to actually putting out the magazine, the
editorial board finds itself with the sack. Proof must be
read, and the sports and news -editors must assemble their
pages. Advertising pages must be made up — always a head-
ache, when numerous tobacco ads all insist to be at least
five pages from the nearest similar ad, and there are only
thirty-two pages in the book. Feature pages must be made
up, jokes must be culled over to find the least aged. And
over it all hovers the editor. He makes up pages here and
there, consults with the printer's representative, helps out
anyone in a tough spot, and finally arranges all the dummy
pages of the finished product, "THE LOG."
THE Trident Society, founded in 192.4, has as its mission
the development among the future naval officers of the
ability to write well and concisely. In addition, it aims to
discover, collect, and preserve naval literature. By publica-
tion of the new "Trident," the staff of 1937 has done a
gratifying, revolutionary job. A new format, larger size,
and advanced ideas in magazine makeup were adopted to
put the Trident up in the first flight of college literary
periodicals. The task of completing the revision of the
"Book of Navy Songs," begun so well by last year's staff,
fell to the lot of 1937. This publication now contains the
latest Naval Academy songs which it has lacked for so
Top Row: Ready, Fleps, Frorath. Second Row: Olah, Shoaf, Hendrickson, DeLaureal, Andrea,
Front Row: Kissinger, Julihn, Rich, Adams, Ballinger.
many years. Last year saw the completion of another re-
vision to a Trident Society publication; that of "Anchor's
Aweigh," a collection of Naval Academy poems which has
proven very popular. Still another publication of the Trident
Society took birth this year in the form of the "Calendar
of the Navy" containing daily naval historical data, out-
standing events of each week pictorially represented, and
the year's basketball, baseball, and football schedules. The
Trident Society has helped to provide an outlet for any
literary talent hidden in the Naval Academy.
REEF Points has been called the "Plebe Bible" and is
_ written more for them than for any other group. In
the 1936-37 publication, the staff of Reef Points attempted
to present a handbook which, while giving the maximum
amount of information to the new plebe class, would be of
great interest to the readers outside the walls of Bancroft
Hall. The large increase in circulation shows how well the
staff achieved its aim. We departed from the time-worn
binding that had been used ever since we could remember,
and adopted a new design of our own. Then to brighten its
pages we designed them in an artistic manner. Much of the
material was reproduced from last year's Reef Points, but
Top Row: Dwyer, Weber, Gilkeson, Colbert, Halla, Owen, Rawie. Front Row: Davies, Grantham, Mead, Rankin, O'Neil.
whenever possible we added new material, and corrected
errors that were found in previous editions. In short, our
aim in the compilation of our work was to present the
maximum amount of information in the most readable
fashion. If we have succeeded even partially in this aim we
will consider the hours of labor spent in its preparation well
repaid, for nothing could be more creditable than trying to
bridge the large gap that a plebe has to cross when he first
enters the Navy. Reef Points gives a groundwork of in-
formation on which the plebe can build his own bridge.
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I IKE all other extra-curricular activities at the Naval
_i Academy, the Art Club serves a two fold purpose.
Tt enables its members to gain a wide variety of useful and
valuable experience, and it provides a helping hand in the
success of several other ventures. Every publication at the
Academy needs a cover design and illustrations; every show
needs posters for advertising. In addition at frequent inter-
vals poster contests are held as an added attraction to slum-
bering genius. The membership of the Art Club is very
small, for relatively few midshipmen feel the urge to try
their hand at art. In spite of the limited membership it
manages to complete a large amount of work, and satisfies
Standing: Olah, Pratt, Post, Tauger, Steffen. Seated: Madison, Clegg, Davies.
most of the demands made of it. On the whole its work is
commendable, and occasionally glimpses of real talent are
seen. The cartoons in the Log, the Trident art work,
and the various posters calling attention to various per-
formances and special events attest the appreciation of
talent on the part of the members of this organization.
Although this is a comparatively new group it is one of the
most useful organizations that we have. By no means a
group of long haired Bohemians, this group of versatile
pen and brush wielders can be depended on in the pinches.
RING COMMITTEE $•
AROUND the beginning of second class summer a Com-
_ mittee was hand-picked by those who cared to attend
the class meetings to design and have made a suitable class
ring. During the ensuing months the Committee worked
hard on the designs furnished by the various jewelry com-
panies interested in making the ring. Finally the Committee
selected two rings and decided to place them before the
class for approval. Then the real politics began. Special
groups were formed to enlarge on the relative merits of one
ring over the other. Many of us were gullible enough to
believe these politicians. In fact many of us took up their
cause so that when the election was held one ring was
Standing: Carson, Clegg, Newell, Minter, Cousins. Seated: Brown, Julihn, Davies, Boal, Henderson.
selected by an enormous majority. Then the Committee
arranged the business matters connected with the entire
transaction in order to obtain the rings for us with the least
amount of trouble. Finally the rings became a part of us
with that long to be remembered Ring Dance. They are a
symbol of the class and will be a badge of recognition as
long as a member of the class of '37 lives. Actually the ring
is just so much metal pressed into a certain design, but in
reality is it not more? Is it not an intangible and yet com-
pelling bond of friendship?
Standing: Groves, Nicholson, Colbert, Jordan. Seated: Bringle, Gardes, Hall, Davies, Adams.
EACH February the new Christmas Card Committee
takes from the previous committee the responsibility
of securing for the Regiment a distinctive Christmas card.
Suggestions are made to, and by, the committee for the
production of a card typical and worthy of the Regiment.
In the past year an attempt was made to bring to the fore
the "glory that was" in the days of wooden fighting ships.
What could better serve the purpose than the reproduction
of the engagement between the Constellation and the L'ln-
surgente, the new painting in Memorial Hall. In the name
of the Regiment cards bearing the Season's Greetings were
sent to all the ships in the fleet, and to the host of friends
of the Regiment as a whole. Each midshipman also sent
out his quota of cards to his personal friends, and this
card carried our Christmas wishes to many homes. By these
remembrances it is hoped that an expression of appreciation
has been conveyed to those individuals and organizations,
both foreign and American, who have made so enjoyable
our brief contacts with them. Every year, just before that
glorious Christmas leave, the Hall resounds with the cry —
"All hands draw Christmas Cards immediately." Woe be-
tide the unfortunate who has delayed making out his list.
Those bags full of our expressions of cheer attest the en-
ergetic work of the Christmas Card Committee.
Top Row: Hunnicut, Mendenhall, Brown, Folsom, Worden, Wood. FrontRow: Kissinger, Ferrara, Julihn, Woodhull, Schmidt.
THIS organization exists to foster and engender a moral,
religious, and cultural spirit aiming toward the ulti-
mate in happy lives. Where the attention to pressing routine
has served to diminish the influence of things spiritual, so
essential to the completeness of life, the Naval Academy
Christian Association has grown to enjoy a position unique
in regimental affairs. Never on a Sunday night is one quite
ready to pick up the thread of academics so hastily dropped
at the conclusion of Saturday's classes, and thus is welcomed
the brief interlude between the evening meal and study
hour when there can be enjoyed the yarns of old sailors,
the philosophy of thoughtful men, or the detailed ex-
perience of men of action as recounted from the rostrum of
Memorial Hall. For some of us the habit of attendance has
continued on from Plebe Year, in spite of the lure of the
radio. Besides the service of magazines and periodicals
placed regularly in Smoke Hall which help to keep the
news starved Midshipmen up with the world, and the
presentation of Bibles to the Graduating Class, there has
been the greater service of the Chaplain himself to each one
of us. Whether Father, Padre, Reverend or Holy Joe the
smile has always been just as contagious, the greeting just
as hearty, the fellowship just as sincere, and the influence
of his splendid spirit just as profound.
WITH clockwork regularity, hops come and go, and
for many years it was the custom to have the
Academy dances of a standard and formal pattern. More
recently, Hop Committees have sought to vary the setting
and the atmosphere of each successive hop. These men have
considered it their duty to make each hop more entertaining
than the last. The 1936-37 Hop Committee attacked the
problem with an ardent and fresh enthusiasm. With the
complete cooperation of the Academy orchestra under
Lieutenant Sima, and the Building and Grounds Depart-
ment under Mr. Davey, the Committee has succeeded in
producing a series of eighteen delightful dances throughout
Top Row: Worley, Turnbaugh, Burns, Dalton, Baldrich, Taft, Wooley. Second Row: Fuller, Olah, King, Boal, Rich, Ross
Barninger, Reinhart, Carroll. Front Row: Northwood, Davies, Colberr, Cunningham, Sanderson, Burgess.
the academic year. Hallowe'en, Christmas, and Easter have
all been commemorated by special decorations, and the
beautv of Dahlgren Hall on these occasions made these hops
a mark for future committees. Besides receiving with the
hostess, the Hop Committee has the mission of making those
irrepressibles who are devoted to the more weird and un-
orthodox shagging methods refrain from being menaces to
the rest of us on the floor. June Week, and another class takes
charge of the many details that require so much care; to the
out-going group, the Regiment may say, "A task well done."
ONCE upon a time there used to be a nice secluded spot
back of the Chapel, where sat the choir. To be a
member of the choir, and have the pleasure of catching a
nice peaceful nap during the sermon was a cherished privi-
lege of the first class. Not so now. Times have changed, and
now the choir is a large and flourishing organization of
some eighty or ninety men drawn from all classes, with a
goodly number from the plebes, situated in front of the
chapel for all eyes to see, and all ears to hear. Under the
able direction of Professor Crosley the choir contributes its
share to the Sunday morning service in the Mother Church
of the Navy. The weekly anthem, and singing of the hymns
Top Row: Schwab, Angstadt, Trum, Schmierer, Edwards, Howard, Dexter, Hooper, Cassel, Allen, Dudley. Second Row/
Ballou, Snyder, Noll, Duncan, Quinn, Stultz, Westbrook, Chisolm, Paller. Third Row.- Hemingway, Reigert, Wood, Renfro,
Banvard, Hunt, Condir, Sim, Stevens, Brown, Elwood, Alford. Fourth Row: Fuller, Ray, Dayton, Carlson, Young, Whalen,
Cross, MacMurray, Milligan, Cady, Danforth, Stevens. Fifth Row: Ingham, Burns, John, St. John, Lee, Bogley, Mayer,
Shaw, Schreiter, Goodman, McCarthy, Cox. Front Row: Sherry, Zimny, Burgess, Street, Stuessi, Shaffer, Clark, Rengel,
Schmidt, Moore, Gustin.
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and chants, is a regular part of the ceremony. Some members
of the choir also add their talent to the service by singing
really well done solos and duets. In addition, the choir
usually manages to find time in what little of the drill
periods are devoted to rehearsal, to work up a cantata or
song service sung on Easter Sunday. The biggest event of
the year, as far as the choir members are concerned is the
annual trip to the National Cathedral in Washington. This
trip, inaugurated two years ago, has proved a great success
both as a treat for the choir, and as a musical offering.
Standing: Patrick, Nicholson, Crenshaw, Schmidt. Seated: Schneider, Cunningham, Mack.
FIRST Class Supper — a unique occasion for it brings
together three hundred so-called after-dinner speakers
without a single speech. Is is the duty of the Committee
to provide the class, at this last informal get-together, with
a chow that is a chow, unparalleled in the annals of mess-
hall history, and to arrange for entertainment from the best
talent available on the vaudeville stage. At the banquet
the spirit of comraderie runs rife; the old stories of "See
you at Pensacola" and "Meet you at the dock in Pedro"
are heard over and over. The gourmands are satisfied for
once in their naval careers. And all of the first class are in
high spirits, for the end of that interesting yet four year
grind is in sight. "No More Rivers" is the theme song as
they cast off the yoke and take up the reins. A few are
reminiscing of the good ol' days of the cruises and the
Woozes; fewer still are really saying goodbye; the majority,
however, are seeking just a pleasant evening among com-
rades with the same hope and the same ambitions. Ship
assignments are out, orders are in hand and commissions
are merely awaiting signatures, uniforms have been bought
and somewhat paid for, worries are over for the present.
With complete and youthful enthusiasm another class toasts
the Fleet, and prepares to venture into the unknown but
much heralded life there.
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Standing: Sanderson, Rich, Lyke, Taylor, Clegg, Walker, Julihn, Matheson, Nestor. Seated: de Golian, Madison, Davies,
Colbert, Cunningham, Kissinger, Woodhull.
OUR ring dance was one we will long remember because
it was both different and exceedingly pleasant. To this
Committee much of the credit is due. They conceived, and
against opposition they executed, the various ideas which
were consummated on that night in June, 1936. The dance
was held in Smoke Park which had been decorated very
expertly to resemble Grecian Gardens. Columns decorated
the sides of the walk, and the orchestra stand was formed
by a row of columns. On the terrace beneath Mem Hall a
beautiful fountain played under the beams of vari-colored
lights. Ozzie Nelson and his dance band played for the
dancing with vocalizing by the beauteous Harriet Hilliard.
We dined in the park at small individual tables lighted with
the latest in indirect lighting. We danced on waxed cement
that was decorated in the most modernistic of effects. The
weather, which was the only unpredictable factor in the
plans, turned out to be perfect. A mass of detail presented
itself to the Committee from electric lighting to finding a
dye that was removable "after the ball was over," and the
boys used good drill week rest hours to make the dance a
success. Their work was well repaid by the flood of compli-
ments which the drags and Middies paid them. Of course
we will always remember the trips through the ring!
^V MOVIE GANG
THERE will be movies in Smoke Hall tonight!" When
this word is passed, there is no time wasted in getting
out of the messhall, and when the show starts, there also
starts a chorus of, "Focus!", "Louder!", or "What's
next?". "There will be a Popeye and a newsreel," and with
these words expectations run high, only to be dashed when
the film is put in backwards or the sound apparatus goes
on an unexpected vacation. The main object of the Movie
Gang is to show newsreels for the enjoyment of the Regi-
ment, but it does not stop there. When Warner Brothers
gave the Academy the Capehart radio-phonograph, it be-
came the duty of the Movie Gang to look out for it, seeing
Top Row: Wolfe, Fuller, Elsom, Carlson. Second Row: Hoyle, Muhlenberg, Cook, Glendenning, Shock, Clark, Roddis,
Linehan, Borden, Bounds. Front Row: Haines, Mead, Comdr. Meek, Wheeler, Wescott.
that the phonograph and radio work, and providing the
newest records for the enjoyment of the pool room boys.
So the Movie Gang goes on, giving its members practical
experience in the operation of the projectors, and giving
them pleasure in providing enjoyment for the rest of the
Regiment. Those new Sunday socials in Smoke Hall have
their music furnished by the phonograph under the super-
vision of the Movie Gang, and it is their excellent care of
this instrument that keeps it always ready to provide the
inspiration to trip the light fantastic.
CREST COMMITTEE ^V
NEAR the beginning of plebe year a committee was
formed to design a crest for our class. The Committee
was selected by the class in the usual political manner
which, however, was not so obvious as in the later years
of this class. The Committee then went to work, and after
much work, and consultation with the representatives of
the manufacturing jewelers, four designs were brought out.
These for some reason did not appeal to the class, and back
the designs went for revision. This time a vote was held,
and the class selected the one that they liked best. The
Committee was certainly glad that their labor was now
over. Theirs had been the unenviable task of choosing de-
From Left to Right: Brown, Nicholson, Davies, Madison, Henderson.
signs which would lend themselves to die pressing, and
which would still be distinctive and beautiful. Then in June
we began to buy crests for mothers, sweethearts, etc., and
started to become accustomed to its appearance. When the
crest finally became a part of our ring we decided that it
was really a good looking ornament. We have learned to
like the crest, and now criticize those of the other classes
in the same manner that we were wont to regard ours
in its infancy. Our crest was designed and originated in our
class, and it has become an integral part of it.
Top Row: Watson, Tunnel, Bonner, Kovaleski, Fahy, Cattermole, Adams, McCallister, Cluster. Second Row: Stott, Duncan,
Buchanan, Teig, Gordon, Andrews, Colsen. Third Roiv: Seymour, Sharpe, Salvage, Laney, Phalen, Laird, McCoy, McBrayer,
Burda, Vogel, Goodfellow, Easterbrook. Fourth Row: St. John, Shoaf, Zoeller, Wood, McCormick, Anderson, McLaughlin,
Helfrick, Von Bremen, Schieger. Fifth Row: Muhlenberg, Suydam, Kramer, Seifert, Allison, Brown, Schoolsby, Utley,
Dunford, Hemingway, Bried. Sixth Row: Truax, Black, Hartmann, Flenniken, Brenner, Barbee, Cook, McCulIum, Merritt,
Miller. Front Row: Hedgecock, Olsen, Richardson, Lt. Burford, Wescott, Goodloe, Groves, Bevernick, Figuera.
THE Amateur Radio Club can take the squeaks out of
radios, and it receives many squawks for the noise
made in the First Batt, but behind this two-fold squeaking,
the Club has a two-fold purpose; to maintain the interest
of those who are hams, and to provide a program of educa-
tion for those interested in amateur radio, but who are not
qualified as operators. To further the first end, the Club,
through the members of the technical committee, has
worked faithfully during the year to transform a low power
rig donated by the Navy Department into a medium power
rig. This year has also seen the advent of radio-telephone
at the Naval Academy, developed from existing equipment
by members of the Club. A new receiver completes the
station. To provide a program of education for those inter-
ested in learning something about radio, and to qualify
persons for amateur licenses, code and theory classes have
been formed, meeting twice weekly. Here, then, is an up-
to-date station on the air, providing a course of basic in-
struction in the fundamentals of radio, one of the few
extra-curricular activities at the Academy which has a
program designed to be of future use to the Naval Officer,
for communicaions are important in the efficiency of our
Fleet. If this organization has served to interest and train
its members, its purpose has been fulfilled.
Top Row: Hedgecock, St. John, Stott, McNitt, Suddath, Baldridge, Dimmick, Wolfe, Hoyle. Second Row.- Harrington, Suydam,
Conrad, Bolam, Raguet, DeLaureal, Tinling, Haines, Brown, Bryant. Front Row: Carroll, Patriarca, Crenshaw, Gardes,
Gilkeson, Mead, Halla, Boal, Wallace.
VERY few midshipmen sitting in the stands in Thomp-
son Stadium on a fall afternoon stop to realize who
takes care of the visiting football team after the game.
Perhaps you have heard the "excused from drill and evening
meal formation" list of names read off at formation, but
have given the occasion little, or no, thought. Within the
Regiment there is a small but efficient group that does its
best to make our visitors comfortable. The Reception
Committee consists of a First Class Chairman and a Vice-
Chairman, assisted by four Second Class chairmen, and
various members of the regiment. Upon this small group
falls the task of taking care of as many as fifteen visiting
teams in one week-end during the winter season. The Re-
ception Committee provides a valuable opportunity to meet
men from other colleges, and it is an activity that keeps
going the entire year. The members of the Committee
assume personal charge of a visiting group from arrival to
departure. They eat with the visitors, show them the
Academy, escort them to their athletic meets, and try to
answer the numerous questions that strangers ask. A friendly
greeting from all hands goes a long way in leaving with our
opponents a true impression of the Naval Academy, and
sending them back to their campuses with a pleasant
memory of their visit.
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THE successful Naval Officer has a vast and varied
amount of equipment. He must possess an extensive
technical knowledge. This is supplied by his four years at
the Naval Academy, and by subsequent schooling and
experience. He must have moral fiber, courage, honesty,
and a burning ambition to advance the service. He must be
a leader, for the Navy has an ever increasing need for real
leaders. These qualities are inborn, and are nurtured through
long years of training and experience. An element which is
not inborn, and for which little formal training has been
provided is overlooked by the majority of people. Ben
Jonson clothed the value of speech in words when he said,
Top Row: Ogle, Peterson, Miller, White, Glendenning. Second Row.- Harmon, Smaley, Holdredge, McNitt, Baldrich, Mendenhall,
Wood, Ela, Marsh. Third Row: Johannsen, Mandel, Conrad, Raguet, Swanson, Bush, Wolfe, Cassidy, Brown, Raymer. Front
Row: Leedy, Holingsworth, Carroll, Crenshaw, Halla, Hoyle, Dacey, Snyder, Lovelace.
"Language most shows a man, speak, that I may see thee."
A part of the Regiment realizes the importance of improve-
ment of speech technique. This group has enthusiastically
supported the Quarterdeck Society as a means of developing
effective oral expression. The organization has grown to
the point where it is conducting both debating and extem-
poraneous contests in the regiment. Its results have demon-
strated their worth. Our aim for the future is to imbue
every Midshipman with the necessity and importance of
THE Naval Academy Boat Club, organized barely a year
ago by the Superintendent and a group of midshipmen,
is now accepted as one of the most pleasant activities at
the Naval Academy. Its purpose is fundamental to an officer
of the Fleet — "to advance professional knowledge through
providing training facilities for midshipmen, in boat build-
ing, repair and operation of power boats, the service, oper-
ation, sailing, and handling of vessels, in piloting and gen-
eral seamanship, and to provide recreation and to encourage
interest in water borne craft." Included in the Boat Club
Squadron are the famous ocean racer, Vamarie, donated to
the Regiment last fall, four 50 ft. Diesel auxiliary ketches,
Top Row: Farrior, Watson, Ellis, Cassidy, Muhlenberg, Benthin, Shubert, Wood, Clagett, Greene, Hemenway, Seed, Zoeller.
Second Row: Morse, George, Brown, Elsom, Shumway, Dean, Colson, Lattimore, McDonald, Henry, Burkhart, Robertson,
Butler. Third Row: Kleiss, Stilwell, Holdredge, Huizenga, Lovig, Henderson, Libbey, Weymouth, O'Kelly, Leedy, Hoyle.
Fourth Row: Minor, Hedgecock, Savidge, Gould, Raymer, Fletcher, Millard, McNitt, Bliss, Plummer. Front Row: Boal,
Doerflinger, Taylor, Jackson, Worth, Hirschberger, Hall, Shamer, Woodworth, Brenner, Stubbart.
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four Star boats, and an increasing number of private boats,
owned and, in several cases, built by midshipmen members.
Small boat racing has been encouraged, and this year a team
represented the Naval Academy in a frostbite dinghy race
against an experienced group from M. I. T. on the Charles
River. To all those among us who answer to the call of
blue water, and white sails filled with a spanking breeze,
the Boat Club is a welcome addition to our many activities.
Under the capable guidance of the Superintendent, great
strides have been taken to increase the love of the sea.
Top Row: Carroll, Splain, Hayden, Roberts, Korb, Castello. Front Row: Taylor, Cunningham, Patrick, Jordan, Willey.
Shupper, Hughes, Street
Mead, Goodman, Ingling, Lanham, Browning.
Glennon, Goat, Rimmer
What would our week-ends have been
without a Navy team to cheer for? How
much duller might our days have been if
we did not have the opportunity to try
our skill at our favorite sport! We didn't
all win N-stars, or even make the team,
but we had a good time trying. That
December day in Philly's Municipal Sta-
dium — those toe to toe slugfests in the
gym — Saturday afternoon thrillers over at
Dahlgren — all are here. Our four-N's will
ring out, no matter whether we go on to
victory or down in defeat.
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"AVY opened its '36 season a bit slowly, but if results
proved somewhat disappointing at times during
mid-season the crashing finale more than compensated
for it. The first Saturday following leave found Thomp-
son Field invaded by our traditional first game rivals,
William and Mary. Although rolling up some 400 yards
from scrimmage to the Indians' 75, the Blue and Gold
had considerable difficulty crossing the final white stripe
as drive after drive was halted, largely because of over-
eagerness and ragged blocking. The Indians ended a long
Navy march in the early stages by recovering a fumble,
and then used Bunch's fine punting and their wind ad-
vantage to hold off the Tars. However, Schmidt, Thomas,
and Ingram teamed up to bring Navy its first touchdown
at the opening of the second quarter. Although the Sailor
eleven continued to dominate the play, it was held scoreless until the final period, when
a Navy surge was climaxed by two touchdowns in quick succession. Not to be outdone,
William and Mary scored on the most sensational play of the afternoon, a pass-and-run
affair from Buch to Flickinger which netted 65 yards. Neither team was able to convert
a point after touchdown. The first game of the season stood out because of the incon-
sistency of the Navy attack. A brilliant play was invariably quickly offset by a very
poor one. Davidson furnished the opposition on October 3rd, and it looked for a time
as if the competition might prove just a bit stiffer than had been expected. The boys
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Top Row: Rankin, Minvielle, Swiderski, Andrews, Blaha, Hessel, Ferrara, Mason, Muse
Second Row: Reimann, Player, Whitman, Whiteside, Wallace, Spector, Worden, Emrich, Fincher, Beard, Gunderson
Third Row: Janney, Cook, Powell, Gurnee, Holovak, Coward, Ghesquiere, Dean, Ingram, McFarland
Fourth Row: Hysong, Van Meter, Jarvis, Sloan, Fleps, Franks, Lynch, Case, Antrim, Fike, West
Front Roiv: Bringle, Schmidt, Wilsie, Thomas, DuBois, Morrell, Soucek, Sooy, Miller, Soballe
from the South had come to Annapolis with a reputation
for a versatile and aggressive attack. Some fourteen
thousand spectators were in no way disappointed. The
tricky forward and lateral-passing attack of the visitors
showed the Tars how much improvement in their defense
was possible. It took a fine sixteen yard run on a reverse,
Schmidt to Antrim, and Schmidt's conversion to give
the Blue and Gold a 7-6 half time lead as the Davidson
passing attack began to click. In the fourth quarter Navy
got underway to score twice more and send the North
Carolina boys home on the short end of a 19-6 count.
This game saw Tommy Hamilton employing the old
Rockne system of substituting eleven men at a time. Two
complete teams played about equal portions of the game.
By this time the spectators had begun to note with
interest the outstanding line work of the two Navy guards, DuBois and Captain Morrell.
The backfield had already begun to shape up nicely and were showing promise of great
things to come with a little more steadiness and coordination. Virginia came to Crab-
town with a much heralded passing attack and it looked for a while in the third quarter,
with the score knotted at 14-all, as if the weakness of the Navy's pass defense was to
bring its retribution. After the second stringers had held the Cavaliers even throughout
a scoreless first quarter, the varsity started out to sweep the Virginians off their feet.
In a scant half dozen plays they marched 65 yards to a score, followed almost instantly
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Top Row: Brown, Carey, Ostrom, Davis, Williams, Dybdal, Howe, Sbisa
Second Row: Bobczynski, Baughman, James, Blaha, Fleps, Schroeder, Gill, Rindskopf, Narter, Gurnee, Mendenhall, Felix,
Royalty, Holt, Dinsmore, Beard
Third Row: Nicodemus, Vandergrift, Muse, Hauck, Lee, Schlacks, Rynd, Adams, Ustick, Holovak, Neilsen, Anderson, Whitman
Front Row: Buckley, Bill, Gano, Ady, Graves, Ballinger, Adair, Giffen, Minvielle, Worden, Blankinship
Football a la Frantcaise
by another. This 14-point lead was cut in half by the opposition before
intermission, George's miraculous leaping catch of Nistad's pass ac-
counting for the touchdown. A startling toss which caught the Tar
second stringers flatfooted pulled the Cavaliers even at the very begin-
ning of the second half and gave the Blue and Gold fans a scare. How-
ever, this was their last serious thrust. The Tars' running attack soon
began to function, as they pushed three touchdowns through a tiring
Cavalier line. The last one was a 48-yard dash by Schmidt, although
Cooke broke into the clear on a pass interception a few minutes later
only to be hauled down on the five yard line as the game ended 35-14.
In meeting Eli Yale for the second successive
year the Sailors found the old Yale jinx very
much intact. In the light of other games, the
Yale game can scarcely be blamed on the even
more famous Baltimore jinx, which now
seems to have disappeared. At the outset the
Bulldog was in complete control. Clint Frank,
Ail-American back, had the Tar defenses
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completely fooled with his speedy, elusive running, and in the first
ten minutes he played a major role in the march which gave the sons
of Elihu a 6-0 advantage. Then the picture changed. The Navy eleven
had solved the Blue attack and the corps of capable Yale backs found
themselves bottled up. Annapolis power began to tell, and after the
visitors had made two gallant stands, Ingram's shifty ball-carrying
produced a long-overdue touchdown. The same talented gentleman then
drop-kicked Navy into the lead. With the game almost in the bag late
in the third quarter, the Tars suddenly found that the great Larry Kelley
had taken matters in hand by kicking a fumbled punt to the Navy two.
In a couple of plays old Eli had brought the
count up to 12.-7 an d, try as they could, the
Navy could do nothing more about it, so
there it stayed until the finish. Although play
was still spotty and inconsistent, Navy had
already shown marked improvement. Navy
next attacked the Princeton Tiger in his
Palmer Stadium lair and managed to keep
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Boston, Meet the Navy
All for the Cash Customers
the beast well in check except for a few minutes in the third quarter.
The only trouble was that the aforementioned Tiger kept the Navy goat
equally under control all afternoon. Showing power only when they
really needed it, the home forces drove to their touchdown after White's
brilliant return of the second half kick-off. The team seemed to be suffer-
ing from a let down as the result of the Yale game and showed it in
raggedness of their play, although they did get twelve first downs to
Princeton's three. Perhaps the boys from Nassau were a bit overwrought
by their defeat at the hands of Penn the previous Saturday. At any rate,
the morning papers bore the tale of a 7-0 Princeton victory. The Penn
game at Franklin Field was the one game in
which there was no question about the Navy's
being out-played. Although they ran up
against a hard-fighting band of Sailors, that
sophomore "wonder" team of a few years
ago just would not be denied a victory in
their final season. The Quakers started off
with a bang as a long drive down the field,
Off to the Races
Chalk Up Another
Tag — You're It
stalled by a fifteen yard penalty, ended with a clean-cut field goal from
the talented toe of Fran Murray. Soon the Red and Blue scored that
touchdown which they had so narrowly missed as Schuenemann took
Schmidt' s blocked kick on the Navy 19 and went over. Navy retaliated by
blocking one of Murray's quick kicks and recovering on the 8. Penn
held and Murray kicked out to the 40. On the first play Bill Ingram
passed to Antrim, who stepped off thirty yards for the Blue and Gold's
only score. Kurlish wound up the afternoon's scoring with a weak side
spinner after Miller's 37 yard run had put the ball in position. The Navy
did very well in holding a truly brilliant Penn team as well as they did.
The 16-6 score just about tells the story.
Facing a favored Notre Dame team in Balti-
more Stadium the next Saturday, the team
did itself proud as Schmidt's punting and
Ingram's drop kicking gave the Tars a 3-0
triumph. The Irish were within the Navy
two-yard stripe on two occasions, but a
fumble and a pass completed beyond the end
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Tietam Never Misses
zone enabled the Blue to keep its goal line clean. The fumble came as
an anti-climax to an early Rambler march in which they appeared
invincible. From the kickoff they rolled smoothly and relentlessly to
the portals of the Navy goal, where a vicious tackle by Antrim caused
Simonich to lose the ovoid, and Ferrara saved the day by recovering.
The Tars then started a drive of their own which penetrated the Notre
Dame twenty-yard zone before it was halted. Then in the second quarter,
Kovalcik completed a pass to O'Reilly, but the receiver was out of the
end zone and it went for a touchback. Navy's one big chance came in
the third period when Schmidt's out-of-bounds punt to the Ramblers'
half-yard line forced an end zone kick by
O'Neill which Ingram returned to the twenty-
two. The Navy advance was stopped cold
after Ingram had penetrated to the ten, so the
versatile Navy back calmly kicked one
squarely between the uprights. Perhaps the
outstanding feature of the Navy play was the
remarkable pass defensive work of the
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Point for Navy
Sneed Kicks it Away
backfield. Although out-gained throughout, the Blue and Gold capital-
ized on its hard fighting and alert play to bring back the bacon. Despite
the bolstered confidence resulting from the victory over Notre Dame,
the squad had some trepidation over the trip to Cambridge, as a vastly
improved John Harvard had just run roughshod over the same Virginia
team that had troubled the Navy earlier in the season. An aggressive
Navy team took the opening kickoff and marched to a score, using
nothing but straight football. The count was 6-0 before the Crimson
so much as touched the ball, and it had risen to 13-0 by half time.
Harvard made another of its customary second half rallies to bring the
score to 13-7 before the Navy could score
again. The Crimson eleven had a number of
better-than-average backs, headed by the
hard-running Arthur Oakes, and although
it was definitely out-classed by the Navy
varsity and held even by the second string,
the Cambridge team never stopped fighting.
In the final quarter, after the Blue and Gold
John Harvard Sings the Blues
Franklin Field for the Last Time
top-notchers had left the fray for good, Harvard's "mouse-trap" plays
began to work on the scrubs and George Hedblom, a surprising sub-
stitute, ripped off several sparkling runs which led to another touch-
down. They were filling the air with passes as the game ended with
Navy again on top, 2-o-it,. Tommy Hamilton's last year at the helm of
Navy football again saw a creditable season culminated by a victory
over the Army, a fine ending for Tommy and for 37's footballers. Navy
entered the game the dopesters' favorite, but found it no easy job to
justify their faith. A determined Army Mule started right in from the
opening whistle with a vicious, slashing attack that at times reached
great brilliance. After halting drive after
drive deep in their own territory, the Navy
warriors seemed too tired to gain anything
better than a scoreless tie, but Schmidt and
Co. had other ideas in mind. Starting in the
last few minutes on their own 2.7, the Blue
and Gold pounded down the field in a brilliant
sustained march featured by Schmidt's fine
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Gangway for the Navy
Army, You Steer Shy-y-y-y!
running and timely passes. The first play was Ingram to Schmidt to the
Navy 35 and shortly later, another pass, this time Schmidt to Antrim,
pushed the ball into Army territory. Two more dashes by Navy ball
carriers netted another first down. Fike dropped into the backfield as
Ingram passed to Tiny Lynch on the Kaydet xo. Another pass, this
time from Ingram to Fike, nearly proved disastrous as Craig apparently
intercepted on the Army 3, but the field judge detected Army's Sullivan
riding the receiver and it was the Navy's ball, first and goal to go. On
the third attempt, Schmidt crossed the line and Ingram's conversion
completed the 7-0 triumph. It is impossible to single out the Navy men
responsible for the victory, as each did his
job well. The brilliant runs of little Monk
Meyer furnished the Army stands with their
biggest thrills. No account of the season
could be complete without a tribute to Lieu-
tenant Hamilton. In his three years at the
head of Navy football, he has compiled a
truly remarkable record.
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SOCCER is, next to football, the most popular fall
sport. Over a dozen All-American stars have come
from the Naval Academy teams since 192.1, when
"Tommy" Taylor put the first Navy squad on the field.
This year, a nucleus of six lettermen returned around
which to build a strong team. The experienced men
were Shamer and Hall, fullbacks, Leydon, halfback,
Shea, Whalen, and Sanderson, the captain. After five
days of practice the squad opened their '36 season on
Lawrence Field against a strong opponent, Haverford.
The score was tied in the third quarter and remained tied
after two extra periods. Haverford scored first. Von
Bremen brought the Navy score up with a short shot
in front of the goal and Hartigan followed with a high
boot into the corner of the net to give the Blue a lead
which was, however, tied in the second half. Sanderson's footwork was most outstanding
during the Navy's cross-passing attack. With marked improvement the team defeated
its next opponent, Lafayette, 2.-1. Neither side scored during the first half. Lafayette's
captain tallied first. In the fourth quarter a penalty against Lafayette gave the ball to
Leydon. He passed to "Sandy," who in turn made a direct goal. The tied score required
the playing of two extra five minute periods, during which Von Bremen scored on a
pass from Sanderson, to give Navv the lead. The midfield remained the center of scrim-
maging until the final whistle. In the next game Gettysburg opened a hot attack which
Top Row: Kilpatrick, Harrington, Frorath, Kelley, McLaughlin, Callahan, Perras, Marks, Germershausen
Second Row: Angstadt, Beshany, Lauerman, Whalen, Haines, Hartigan, MacDonald, Kelley, Bidwell, Whistler
Third Row: Farrell, Munson, Moan, Brenner, Nelson, Lake, Childers, Reid, Dalton, Von Bremen, Graham, Sherry, Moore.. Irvine
Front Row: Taylor, Hall, Northwood, Leyden, McManus, Sanderson, Shea, Baldwin, Shamer, Phaler, Willey
culminated in a goal early in the game. Captain Sander-
son finally tied the score on a short corner shot after
receiving a long kick from the midfield. Superb goal-
keeping by Johnny Haines held the Gettysburg team
to their single tally. Von Bremen and "Sandy" each were
able to score again, giving Navy three points to Gettys-
burg's solitary goal. Thus far undefeated, the squad
prepared to meet the Yale Bulldog, which had lost only
one game in its preceding seasons. The Navy squad was
determined to avenge the defeat of the previous year by
the Eli. Never did a Navy team fight harder. Captain
Sanderson won his own game by making the only goal of
the game in the first quarter. So tight was the Blue and
Gold defense that Yale had only two shots at the goal.
Frank Shamer and Bud Hall with their long boots kept
the ball out of Navy territory and Johnny Haines successfully intercepted the only
serious Eli threat, a hard shot at the top of the goal, by slipping it over the back of the
net. The Navy team tenaciously fought back a Yale rally in the second half. The next
contest brought the team to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to face Lehigh, whom they out-
classed completely in almost every phase of the game. Five minutes after the game began,
the umpire awarded Navy a corner kick. Bowers dropped the ball in front of the goal,
where Schumann bounced it into the net. The Blue had many other scoring opportunities
in the first half, but failed to convert them. In the second half "Sandy' ' passed the fullbacks
Burford, Officer Representative
Out of the Corner
Pass it to Sandy
and scored directly for Navy. As usual the captain played an outstanding
game, dribbling and passing around the Lehigh players. Finally the
midshipmen converted another corner shot into a goal. This time
Hank Lauerman kicked in front of the goal where it hit a Lehigh full-
back and dropped into the net. During the remainder of the game Navy
pressed on under the impetus and drive of substitutes Lake, Northwood,
Baldwin, and Shea. Thus far the soccer squad was undefeated in a series
of five consecutive games. Pennsylvania State remained the one challenge
to a perfect season and perhaps an All-Eastern championship, but Penn
State was represented by a combination that
had not been beaten in two years. In spite of
the stakes, the Navy squad could not muster
enough force to end its season with a victory.
However, the Blue and Gold defense held the
opponents scoreless until two minutes before
the end of the half when McEwan, the Penn
State captain, with a hard low shot into the
lower corner of the net, converted a free kick
The Goalie Has His Hands Full
into a goal. Halfbacks McDonald and J. C. Kelley, next season's cap-
tain, made a valiant drive during the second half against the Penn State
line only to have the ball return time and time again into Navy terri-
tory. The Penn State players were undeniably very experienced and
skillful. Although the free-booters lost the last game of the season 3-0,
they had the satisfaction of knowing that it was only the best of teams
which had taken them over. Tommy Taylor's squad ended a very suc-
cessful season of Association Football with many commendations and
honorable mentions. Twenty men received letters in the sport and Cap-
tain Sanderson was named on the All-Eastern
team for the second time. Although the team
loses through graduation three of its best
players from the starting lineup, Captain
Sanderson, Frank Shamer, and Bud Hall,
there are all indications that next year's
squad may even surpass the excellent achieve-
ments of this season.
Navy's Defense Blocks a Thrust
Who's Going to Get it?
THE 1936 season saw one of the most creditable
performances ever turned in by a Navy cross country
team. Although the team contained no outstanding in-
dividual star, it was evenly balanced and well supplied
with first-rate performers, several of whom had already
had the benefit of a year of varsity experience. Howard
Young, a game and talented runner, captained the team,
although illness kept him from competing in half of the
team's races. Under the tutelage of the sage Earl "Tom-
my" Thomson, the harriers went through the season
with a clean slate, winning most of their meets by a
small margin, but always maintaining an advantage.
In addition to having the first undefeated season since
the great teams of '2.8 and '2.9, this squad set the pace in
winning the first race away from the home course in the
history of Navy cross country. During the afternoon when the team defeated Prince-
ton on the Princeton course they learned that unfamiliar hills and dales require
much harder plugging than home races. The University of North Carolina came the
nearest to winning from the Blue and Gold in the first race of the year. Their sophomore
star, Bill Hendrix, led the field with his brilliant running but could not offset the Navy
teamwork that brought a 2.7-2.8 victory. On October 31 the harriers evened Navy's fall
sport score with Princeton and avenged the defeat which the football team had suffered
a week previous. Captain Fritz Rosengarten of Old Nassau paced the pack home, but
Back Row: Thomson, Mason, Gustin, Weymouth, Comdr. Smith
Front Row: Skiles, Bolam, Young, Bennett, Smith
the Tars took four of the next five prizes and clinched the
2.6-2.9 victory. Jack Harby and Bolam finished four and
five seconds behind the leader, who covered four and a
half miles in the fast time of 2.0:11.. The next opponents to
meet Navy on the Post Graduate School course after the
Princeton trip away were the Duke University team. Al-
though their Southern Conference Champion, Bill Morse,
broke the four mile Post Graduate Course record with the
low time of io:59-i, spirited teamwork put nine Navy
runners across the tape after him. In the last meet of the
season the team faced the Pittsburgh University team
that had just returned from a hard luck session at the
Intercollegiates. Their star runner, Harold Tost, was
nosed out in the most thrilling race of the year by Navy's
hard working, consistent performer, Cecil Bolam. That
afternoon Bolam pulled his average for four meets up to second place and showed that
he well deserved his election to the captaincy of the 1937 team. The record of the
team is all the more praiseworthy when it is considered that, although many members
of the squad had competed during the previous season, only two had won letters. Two
of the most consistent scorers, Harby and Bennett, were youngsters in their first varsity
season, and Captain Young was the only first classman. No small measure of the credit
is due to the team's mentor, "Tommy" Thomson, and to the officer representatives,
Commander W. W. Smith and Lieutenant Commander Decker.
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Tap How; Wilson, Laney, Ghesquiere, Mansfield, Royalty, Morse, Carmichael. Second Row: Gillette, Putman, Schneider, Rindskopf,
Dinsmore, Geis. Front Row: Ingram, Lynch, Ruge, Shamer, Soballe, McFarland.
THE 1937 Basketball season got underway with the Navy team apparently still
feeling the after effects of Christmas leave. Gettysburg was the first invader to meet
the Blue and Gold on the Dahlgren Hall court, and became the first to boast a conquest
over the Navy. The game was disappointing, although the score remained close through-
out. The Tar basketeers had not had time to get their ' 'eye' ' in as shot after shot bounded
harmlessly off the backboard. The Z6-2.4 score was a fair indication of the difference
between the two teams at that point in the season. The Duke Blue Devils furnished the
opposition in the second of the season's games and again the Sailors tasted defeat. Al-
though they tied the score eight times during the afternoon, the Navy regulars missed
the hoop a few times too many and had to be content with giving the Southerners a good
tussle, as the 33-2.9 tally showed. The quintet, anxious to redeem itself after two successive
losses, showed the University of Baltimore no mercy. The
Baltimore squad was greatly crippled by ineligibility and
was in no position to make a fight for it. The basket seemed
much more vulnerable than before as the Blue and Gold
ran up an 18-4 half time lead. Lynch led the scoring with
11 points as Navy rolled to a 36-7 victory. The Green Terrors
from Western Maryland struck no terror in the Tars' souls
on their invasion, as the Sailors continued along the come-
back trail. The lead seesawed back and forth several times
during the first half, with the flashy work of Benjamin
Get It on the Rebound
outstanding for the visitors. However, one star could not stem the tide of the Navy
attack, and at intermission the home forces were riding on a 16-14 l ea d. Action was
slower in the second half, but the Tars continued to add to their lead. The Navy third
stringers were holding their own as the game ended, 45-17. McFarland and Ruge led
the scoring with 15 and 14 points respectively. The Pitt Panther left his Eastern Confer-
ence circle to be Navy's next opponent in Dahlgren Hall. Ingram and McFarland started
the Blue and Gold off to a 4-0 lead, but this advantage was soon wiped out by the
Panthers' 7-point surge. Although they were never headed after once taking the lead,
the Pitt players found the Sailors close on their heels, and at half time they enjoyed but
a i-point edge. The second half was a different story. As Navy appeared to tire the
Panthers widened the gap. At one time they were in front by iz points, and at the finish,
taking things easy, they had the game as well under control
as the 35-18 result shows. The entire Pitt varsity played a
fine, smooth game, and their superiority was the result
more of excellent teamwork than of individual brilliance.
Fabel of the Smoky City tied McFarland in the day's scoring
at nine points apiece. The Virginia game, postponed a day
because of the inaugural parade, offered no serious difficul-
ties to the team, and the Cavaliers became Navy's third
victim of the season. Captain Ruge's cohorts brought their
season's average above .500 by whitewashing Lafayette on
Maher, Officer Representative
Take it Out, Navy
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Mixing It Up
the following Saturday. The Pennsylvania athletes
were game, but hardly up to stopping the onslaught
of a determined Navy squad as all sixteen of the
Blues' uniformed men did their part. The first quintet
had run up an ii-i lead almost before the spectators
were settled in their seats, and after playing for half
a period they knocked off for the afternoon. The
second five held a 3-1 advantage practically through-
out their stay in action, the count reading 33-11 at
half time and 52.-18 when they left to make way for
the scrubs. The final tally of 63-33 was a g°°d indi-
cation of the team's steady improvement since the
opening of the season. Navy made it three in a row
by overcoming V. P. I. 45-17. For the second successive
game all sixteen men saw service. The Virginians
opened the scoring, but never again were they able
to get the lead, as Ingram, Ruge, and McFarland
quickly pushed the Blue out front and kept it there.
The Tars held a comfortable 2.6-12. lead at half time.
Try a Free One
Up in the Air
The visitors again drew first blood in the second half,
but soon fell even farther behind. Ghesquiere shared
with Captain Ruge the scoring honors at nine points
apiece. Tiny Lynch had trouble finding the basket,
but his floor game was still indispensable. Swarth-
more College was obliged to cancel the game it had
scheduled and Loyola of Baltimore filled in, but the
Baltimoreans had no better success than their fellow-
townsmen earlier in the month, giving the Blue but
little competition. Johnny Wilson's courtmen reached
a new peak in smoothness and coordination as they
downed a rather strong Maryland squad, 53-37. The
general floor work, and passing especially, was ex-
cellent. It was one of the finest performances of the
season and gave Navy rooters high hopes for the ap-
proaching Army game. The first and only trip of the
year resulted in a heartbreaking loss to Columbia.
The Navy team clicked beautifully at times and scor-
ing was plentiful. At one time the Lions trailed by
One Point for Navy
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Ruge Sets an Altitude Record
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ii points but they managed to ease ahead in the
final seconds of playing time to win, 50-48. The game
was featured by the brilliant work of Alan McFarland.
Without his 1.x points the team would have been in a
bad way indeed. Wolff and O'Erien were outstanding
for Columbia, and it was Wolff's one-handed shot in
the last ten seconds that furnished the New Yorkers'
margin of victory. The William and Mary game proved
to be a bit of a letdown. The Blue was not extended
in winning, 41-11, although the team played without
the services of either Lynch or Ingram. Shamer was
high man with 10 points, while Metheny, Indian
guard, led the visitors with 5. The game was one of
the roughest of the season and the Navy offense looked
much spottier than in most of the previous games.
However, this was due in part to the changes in the
lineup necessitated by the absence of the two aces,
with Shamer shifting over to center from his guard
post, which was filled by Mansfield. The week before
Primo Tries a One-Hander
Bing's Ball — Army, Look Out!
the Army game, the Tar quintet dropped the closest
contest of the season to Penn State, 31-31. The result
-was deadlocked at 30-all at the expiration of regular
playing time, and it was the Nittany Lions who
managed to make the best of the overtime period.
The army game was a classic throughout. "Bing"
Gillette, who had been playing as a reserve all season,
stole the show by sparking the quintet to victory.
Gillette replaced Captain Ruge after the latter's third
personal foul, and his brilliant floor work was the
key to Navy's success. Nevertheless, the 41-40 victory
was hardly a one-man feat. Lynch contributed 11
points and McFarland 10, and Ruge, while he was
in the game, bore a full share of the burden. As usual,
Brinker and Meyer led the Army attack, and the
former was high man for the game with 13 points.
The game added a few more welcome N-stars to the
already long list for the year and effectively wiped
out the sting of the previous year's defeat.
Must be Good
Tap Raw; Mann, Wolfe, Harmon, Bettinger, Wallace, Conrad, Bailey, Johnson, Rogers, Gould, Wells. Second Row: Taylor, Sims,
Millard, Dodds, Pridmore, Sullavan, Carson, Shupper, Dyson, Doerflinger, Carlson, Kerns, Front Row: Adell, Kleiss, Chandler,
Smith, Merryman, Schutz, DuBois, Abeel, Leigh, Stuart.
A LTHOUGH the record of wins and losses balances on the wrong side of the ledger,
jl \_the wrestling team enjoyed a creditable season, considering the small number of
experienced men available and the opposition which it faced. In addition to taking
three of their seven meets, the grapplers lost two by the identical score of 16-14, an< ^
in only two clashes were they decisively beaten. One of these came in the opener, at
the hands of the V. M. I. Cadets. The victors took the first five bouts and clinched their
victory before Navy could break into the win column. In the four lightest weights the
Cadets ran up decisive time advantages, ranging from nearly seven minutes to over
nine minutes, and Steidtmann pinned Merryman in six minutes flat. Web Smith and
Ray DuBois, both making their initial appearances on the mat, scored Navy's eight
points with a fall and decision respectively. Smith, who had been good enough as a
boxer to make the varsity in the previous year, made short
work of Baldwin, the bout going only half the scheduled
time. Player gave Farley, V. M. I. heavyweight, a powerful
struggle before he succumbed. The heavyweights gave the
team its first win, with North Carolina in the role of the
victim. After the Southerners had swept the first four bouts,
Captain Merryman took a fall out of Herring to start Navy
on its way. The loser lasted three minutes with the Navy
leader. Smith, Carson, and Player all added to the total.
Two victories by falls, against the one fall scored by the
Coming Up, Navy
visitors, provided the margin in a 16-14 score - Carson, by throwing his opponent in his
first start for the Blue and Gold, duplicated Smith's feat of the meet before. The squad
received the severest setback suffered by a Navy wrestling team in years at the hands of
Penn State. The Nittany Lions, Eastern Intercollegiate champions, came down from the
mountains of Pennsylvania with a powerful crew and blanked the Tars, 30-0. Web
Smith turned in the best performance for the losing squad. After a slow start, he turned
the tide and came within an ace of throwing his man. The latter eked out a win on a
narrow time advantage. Pridmore also turned in a creditable performance in his varsity
debut. Some of the pent-up wrath which resulted from this fiasco was vented on another
group of Pennsylvanians who ventured to Annapolis on the following Saturday. The
luckless University of Pennsylvania grapplers met with uniformly poor success, as bout
after bout went into the Navy column. A feature event
was the 118-pound match between Charlev Chandler and
the blind Robert Allman. Chandler earned the time ad-
vantage, but the surprisingly good Quaker grappler proved
his worth later in the season by gaining runner-up honors
at the Eastern Intercollegiate tourney. The lone Penn score
was made by their Captain Taylor, who defeated Mann at
155 pounds. Kleiss scored the only fall of the day by down-
ing McKee in 6:14. The final tally showed: Navy 2.3, Penn 3.
The third Navy victory of the season followed with Harvard
Adell, Officer Representative
Turn Him Over !
Come on, Boy, Bridge!
in the role of victim. The lighter weights had up to
now been a liability rather than an asset, but this
time they swung the balance. Chandler, Abeel, and
Kleiss ran up an n-o lead, the latter getting a fall
with but five seconds to spare. Harvard took the next
two, before Carlson, making his varsity debut, pinned
Harvard's 165-pounder, Armstrong. Carson lost to
Harkness, and with only the heavyweight contest re-
maining, the New Englanders needed a fall and five
points to knot up the count. Glendinning, unbeaten
in three years, made a mighty effort to save the day,
but in Navy's Player he met his match. The protracted,
grueling contest was declared a draw, and the meet
was Navy's, 173^-12.^. The hardest meet of the year
saw Nebraska squeeze out a narrowly won victory.
The Westerners, who were engaged in a concentrated
tour, had fought for twc nights previous to the Navy
match, but still retained energy enough to finish on
top. Each team took four bouts, but the Westerners
That Fatal Half-Nelson
Smitty's Fighting Face
gained one more fall and the better of the 16-14 score.
Navy's team put up a terrific fight, evidenced by the
fact that three of the bouts went into overtime. The
Knight brothers, unbeaten in seven bouts, started
Nebraska off to a ten point lead. Leigh gave the Blue
grapplers an impetus by throwing his man in the
145-pound class, and victory slowly drew within
striking distance. As had been the case with Harvard,
Navy had a chance to tie the score by winning the
final bout by a fall; but although Player did his ut-
most, the best he could gain was a decision. The
season closed with a 11-15 l° ss to Lehigh. Rogers and
Captain Merryman closed out their careers with vic-
tories by falls, and Kleiss scored the other Navy
points, also by a fall. The turning point of the meet
came in the light-heavy bout when Carson, dazed
from a fluke trip and fall, was pinned before he could
recover. A number of veterans remained, giving
promise of a brighter season for '38.
Is He Down?
Top Row: Fairfax, Bennett, Taylor. Second Row: Weber, Rice, Hoffman, Fleps, Blackburn, McGrath, Robertshaw, Kilpatrick,
Sullivan. Third Row: Beshany, Walsh, Mendenhall, Geer, Coyne, Brown, Hamilton, Hunnicutt, Dierman. Fourth Row: Vossler,
O'Donnell, Morrell, Trethewey, Marinke, Fargo, Sinnott, Buszek, DeGolian, Woodhull, Webb. Front Row: Tamny, Wallace,
Giffen, Edwards, Benham, Hocker, Luby, O'Herron, Thompson, Barbee.
WITH the 1937 season, Navy returned to the position of eminence which it had
vacated in the preceding year. Besides Captain Cliff Hocker, Thompson and
Tamny were the only first classmen destined to be under the flood lights. Felix deGolian,
"Bull" Morrell, and Duncan Elliot all gave considerable competition for places on the
team. A number of youngsters earned the right to wear the varsity gloves. Al Barbee,
featherweight, Ed O'Herron at 135 pounds, Johnny Edwards, and Al Wallace filling
the 165 pound and heavyweight berths respectively, were those who made the grade.
Ed Luby and Skipper Giffen were outstanding second classmen. The Western Maryland
scrap started the team off with a 6-2. victory. Barbee's clever fighting earned him a
decision. Thompson K. O.'d his opponent without taking much in return. The second
of three knockouts came with O'Herron's flooring Allgire of Maryland in the third
round. O'Herron had the upper hand throughout the bout
and pounded his opponent as he pleased. Of the close bouts,
the 145 pound set-to between Luby of Navy and Bender of
the Green Terrors was the best. Both men were good, but
Luby took the honors after knocking the Maryland redhead
groggy in the second round. Captain Hocker easily won his
round from an inexperienced opponent. Edwards gave his
share of thrills to the spectators. His bloody nose offered a
worse spectacle than the injury warranted, but he came
back in the last rounds with a remarkable show of courage
That's Our Cliff !
and energy. His efforts, however, were not sufficient to turn the judges' nod in his favor.
Maryland's only other point came in a decision against veteran Giffen. A fitting climax
to the evening was the heavyweight battle in which Mike Wallace floored O'Leair of
W. M. for the count of nine in the final stanza, after a smashing right to the button had
softened up the Green Terror in the second round. Spurred on by their first overwhelming
victory, the Blue and Gold team pounded out a winning score over Syracuse on 6 Febru-
ary in Macdonough Hall. Four draws and three decisions gave the meet to Navy after
one of the closest and most interesting matches seen in the Hall in several years. Al
Barbee clinched a fast bout by cornering the Orangeman after chasing him around the
ring. The advantage run up in the final round by the Navy midget assured the Blue and
Gold of its initial point. O'Herron failed to hold his opponent, Zuccaro, an unusually
powerful fighter for his 135 pounds. Thompson, Luby, and
Hocker all fought to draws. Edwards' straight punching
left glove mystified Fink, the Syracuse ace, and won a
second decision for Navy. This victory, won by a com-
paratively inexperienced youngster against one of the most
capable performers in collegiate boxing, was especially
pleasing to the home fans. Another draw, between GifFen
and Griffith, left the contest open to a tie if Syracuse took
the heavyweight match. In the first two rounds Wallace
brought his man to the canvas twice, and the falls were
Vossler, Officer Representative
Keep Jabbing in There
Watch That Left
Just Before the Battle, Mother-
enough to give the Navy boxer the bout, although he
tired somewhat and gave ground in the final canto.
Next the Navy boxers settled an old score with the
University of Virginia. The Virginia lads scored two
technical knockouts to Navy's one, but decisions gave
the Blue and Gold the upper edge. The dependable
115-pounder, Barbee, gave the midshipmen a lead,
and Thompson's victory in a bruising scrimmage fol-
lowed. An unusual encounter was the 135-pound fight
in which two former classmates, Eddie O'Herron and
Page Clagett, came face to face. O'Herron had to
raise a few welts on his friend in order to raise the
Navy score. Although the next battle started off in a
disappointing manner, Luby ended up by knocking
his man out. Virginia retaliated in the next contest
by finishing off Herb Benham, substitute for Captain
Hocker. "Give and take" fighting with numerous
haymakers featured the 165-pound bout between Cap-
Hn and Edwards, which ended in a draw. Rather
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unexpectedly the Blue and Gold suffered a defeat in
the light-heavyweight class, when Schmidt, Cavalier
southpaw, connected with Giffen's jaw early in the
fight. In the heavyweight class Tamny made a good
comeback, but unfortunately received a gash over the
eye in the first round and lost the decision. The biggest
challenge to Navy came February 2.0 at State College,
Pennsylvania. After three consecutive wins it was a
rather difficult pill for the boxers to swallow, to be
outpointed j^/r-^A. D 7 Penn State before 6,500 spec-
tators. Luby, the only Navy pugilist to score, was
pitted against Sammy Donato, the Nittany Lions'
intercollegiate veteran. Luby caught the Penn man
off guard several times with his trip-hammer right,
but Donato showed that he could "take it" and hand
out punishment as well. The veteran Penn State team
marred an otherwise excellent boxing season. Despite
this defeat, "Spike" Webb produced a team of which
all hands were justly proud.
Toe to Toe
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Top Row: Robinson, Snyder, Sim, DeVane, Gardner, Becker, Senior, Baldridge, Gibson, DeHority, Holmes. Second Roiv: Ortland,
Miller, Friedrick, Perley, Woodfin, Michel, Holt, Ruhe, Waldron, Brenner, Arthur. Bottom Row: Vanderkloot, Boykin, Leonard,
Sampson, Carnes, Norris, Green, Kercheval, Hasler, Cassidy.
IN the matter of wins and losses, the 1937 swimming season was a disastrous one. In
every one of the seven meets the team went down to defeat. However, there were
some bright spots of consolation on this otherwise dark record. Three of the meets were
settled only by the final relay. Despite the disappointing team showings, the work of
several individuals gave encouragement to Navy rooters. Roy Green, breaststroke star,
shattered the Academy record and turned in sparkling performances. Bill Ruhe, ace
youngster sprinter, stood high on the intercollegiate scoring list. Captain Jimmy Carnes
stood out in the diving event, and Harvey Robinson, before he became ineligible, showed
great promise in the distance swims. The opener was a tight meet against Columbia,
settled only by the final leg of the relay. Robinson made an auspicious start to his varsity
career by winning both the 12.0 and 440. Ruhe divided sprint honors with Thompson
of the Lions, Green pushed Callahan to a new short-course
record in the breaststroke, and Carnes edged Roveto, Inter-
collegiate titlist, in the dive. Records tumbled right and
left as the perennial champions from Yale scored their
annual victory. The Tars took only two first places, but in
winning one of these Green lowered the Academy breast-
stroke mark by 4 seconds, the new standard being z:4o.i.
Carnes repeated his success in the dive, but Yale dominated
the other events, lowering the times in the 440-yard free
style, both relays, and the backstroke. Princeton was next
Start of the Backstroke
to take the measure of the Sailors. Captain Carries took his usual first in the dive and
Ruhe scored in the 50-yard freestyle, but the only other Navy victory came in the 400-
yard relay. The following day the natators had somewhat better success against Penn,
but as in the Columbia meet, the relay decided the result against them. For the first time
in the season Navy men won the medley relay and backstroke. Surprisingly, Carnes was
beaten in the dive by his teammate, Gibson, as well as by Holme of Penn. For the third
time the relay decided a meet when Dartmouth won, 41-34, by the same score which
had settled the Columbia and Penn matches. This time it ended in a dead heat, when a
Navy victory would have tied the result. Ruhe was a double winner, Carnes returned
to top form in the dive, and Norris, a consistent scorer all season, earned seconds in the
no and breaststroke. Rutgers exactly doubled Navy's 2.5 points in the next-to-last meet.
Ruhe repeated his double win, deadlocking Stan Rose of the
visitors in the century. Green took a thrilling breaststroke
race and Norris another pair of seconds. Harvard, which
was soon to end Yale's phenomenal string of victories,
crushed the Tars in the season's finale. Carnes was the sole
individual winner, although Green lost his race only be-
cause he miscounted the laps and stopped 10 yards from
home. As Captain Carnes was the only consistent scorer to
be lost by graduation, Navy fans consoled- themselves with
hopes for a brighter future.
Top Row: Ela, Ralston, O'Neill, West, Keen, Rock, Guerry, Isham. Second Row: Foster, Beach, Crenshaw, Crowe, Alford, Balch,
Lowndes, Freedman, Fletcher, Pope. Front Row: Vanderkloot, Phaler, Johnson, Melhop, Blankinship, Cunningham, Norris,
THE success of the 1937 "suicide squad" was due in great part to the excellent
teamwork which was in evidence throughout the season. Although Coach Foster
developed, as usual, a number of strong performers, smoothly executed co-ordination
was a feature of the season which saw the poloists hang up a record equal to that of
any recent year. Only one defeat, administered by that perennial power, the New York
Athletic Club, marred the slate of six games. By defeating both Rutgers and Pennsyl-
vania, the only other Eastern colleges which engaged in water polo, Navy earned a
strong hold on whatever intercollegiate honors there were to be claimed. At the outset
of the season such veterans as Captain Blankinship, Cunningham, Mehlhop, and Johnson
furnished the nucleus around which Frank Foster built his successful machine. The sage
Navy mentor soon developed a capable group of performers to furnish able support for
the more experienced members of the squad. The opening
game, with the 2.3rd Street Y. M. C. A. of New York City,
found the team crippled by injuries. Despite this handicap,
the Navy six came out on top in an interesting tussle.
Central Queens Y. M. C. A. proved a tougher nut to crack.
The Blue and Gold suiciders had the edge up until the final
minute, when two foul goals by Heischmann tied the score
at 16-all. In an exciting extra period the same opponent
gave his team a lead with a thrown goal, but Norris re-
taliated with two touch goals and the day was saved. Then
followed a heart-breaking defeat at the hands of the New York Athletic Club, rulers
of the water polo world. It was bitterly contested, but the more experienced New
Yorkers eked out a iz-8 victory. The sextet returned to the victory column and won its
first collegiate game at the expense of Penn. Despite the fact that Captain Blankinship
was injured on the second play of the game, the Tar suiciders had the situation well in
hand almost throughout, Norris, who replaced the red-headed leader, ably filling the
gap. The backs experienced some little trouble in getting accustomed to the pool, which
is longer than the Macdonough Hall pond, but once this difficulty was overcome, the
Red and Blue forwards were bottled up. Cunningham bore the brunt of the scoring,
but his tallies were made possible by the co-operation of his teammates. Another New
York Y. M. C. A., the West Side Branch, next came to the Macdonough Hall pool and
was drowned in the Navy onslaught, 19-11. The final game
was an interesting contest against the strong Rutgers aggre-
gation. The Scarlet held a one-point lead at half time, but
in the second period, the smooth Navy machine rolled on
to victory. The Tar attack tripled the Navy score, while
the losers' second-half scoring was restricted to two thrown
goals. Cunningham's deadly throwing arm and Mehlhop's
defense of the goal were indispensible factors in Navy's
18-11 win. Thus closed the most successful sport season of
Top Row/ Sharp, DeCamp, Ray, Rovetta, Hardy, Walker, Payne, Krol, Robinson. Second Row: Garvin, Olah, Richardson, Wolfe,
Worthington, Ewoldt, Mason, Reinhart. Front Row: Cloughley, Shaner, Cruse, Seitz, Hart, Simpson, Robertson, Raymer, Mang.
A NY season which shows a majority of victories on its record must be accounted
xi. successful. When, in addition, it is climaxed by a hard-won but decisive victory
over Army it is highly satisfactory, and so was the 1937 gym season. Coach Mang has
made of Macdonough Hall one of the strongholds of collegiate gymnastics, and this
year was no exception to the rule. The acrobats began their year by crushing Penn State,
and thus became the first Navy team during the 1936-37 sports seasons to turn the trick.
Captain Pat Hart led the scoring with places in both horizontal and parallel bars, and
his teammates gave convincing performances right down the line. The M. I. T. Engineers
had but little better luck on their Annapolis invasion, and at the end of the fray the
totals stood: Navy 45^, M. I. T. 8^. Their sole winner, tumbler Abbott, took his
specialty by a bare two points. Hart was a double victor, and DeCamp led the rope
climbers to a clean sweep. Temple, the ancient nemesis of
Blue and Gold strongmen, edged out a two-point victory
in the annual meet. It was a thrilling tussle, as each team
took three first and three second places. The Owls averted a
tie by taking third in the closing event, the rope climb. Chet
Phillips, long a thorn in the side of college gymnasts, gave
his usual brilliant performance for the Owls. Captain Pat
Hart took the parallel bar event and placed in the horizontal
bar. The Dartmouth Indians were no match for Coach
Mang's performers, their best showing being made by
Action on the Parallels
Hermann with a tie for first on the side horse. Hart won the parallel bars as usual,
despite a bad spill. Al Robertson, who had been severely shaken from a fall from the
rings during a previous meet, made a fine comeback to triumph in his event. Princeton,
a new power in collegiate acrobatics, provided an upset by winning the second-last
meet, 30-14, on their home grounds. Captain Jacobs and Tom Gucker, the crippled ace,
accounted for over half of the Tiger's points. Princeton's sweep of the rope climb,
usually a strong event for the Blue and Gold, proved to be Navy's undoing. All previous
performances were forgotten as the aerial artists headed for the Intercollegiates and the
Army meet, held simultaneously at Dartmouth. Although no individual honors fell
to Navy stars, Hart and Seitz were runners-up for titles in the parallel bars and rings,
respectively. DeCamp took fourth place in the rope climb, and Simpson duplicated his
Dartmouth meet performance by tying Hermann of the Big
Green for fourth in the side horse. More important was the
Army clash. Pat Hart, with a first and second, was high
scorer, but everyone performed splendidly. Four of the six
events were won by the Tars, who took seconds in the
other two. Preserved intact was the gymnasts' record of
never having lost to the Kaydets, and in a close duel,
decided by the two final events, tumbling and rope climb,
the Pointers were knocked from the undefeated list and a
30-2.4 Navy triumph wrote Finis with N-stars to the season.
Cloughley, Officer Representative
Top Row: Bliss, Hittorff, Glennon, Hunter, Howell, Terrill, Payne, Appleton, Shirley, Tilton. Second Roiv: Tufts, Reynolds, Cooper,
Peebles, Snilsberg, Huffman, De Poix, Dare, Shaw. Third Row.- Hiller, Snyder, Durette, Foley, Surface, Hendrickson, Rawie,
Hedgecock, Barnes. Front Row: Stein, Deladrier, Sherry, Gerath, Bell, Vance, Woodard, Fiems, Korns.
FENCING is a sport which finds Navy consistently "in the money." The pinpushers
made their 1937 debut against St. John's University of Brooklyn, and while the
Brooklynites had some fine swordsmen, they couldn't match the Tars and went down
to an 18-9 defeat. The bladewielders added another 18-9 victory to the record with the
Philadelphia Sword Club furnishing the opposition. Bell, Johnston, and Foley swept
through the epee 8-1, and the sabre- and foilsmen eked out 5-4 victories over former
Olympic and collegiate stars. The University of Pennsylvania made it three straight for
the Blue and Gold as they bowed 2.4-3. Led by Captain Bell, the epee duelists swept the
event. Navy dropped only one bout in the sabre and two in the foils events, Captain
Swartz's lone victory preventing a cleanup in the former weapon. Yale gave the Navy
swordsmen their only setback to the tune of 17-10. The sabre furnished the Sailors' single
victory, as Hendrickson led the trio to a 5-4 triumph. No
excuse need be made for the 6-3 Navy loss in the epee to the
holders of the national junior team championship. The Eli
foil fencers won their event 7-2.. Cornell offered little diffi-
culty to Coach Deladrier's charges, who won 19-8. Navy
had a triple winner with each weapon: Glennon in the foil,
Johnston with the epee, and Hendrickson of the sabremen.
The Tar fencers rose to their peak in the pentagonal meet
at New Haven. They came home with the three-weapon
trophy, the foil and epee team cups and the individual epee
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title. The Blue and Gold scored 2.0 points for third place in the sabre, as Yale and Army
tied for top honors with t.^. The individual epee battle wound up a tie between Randall
and Miller of Yale and Navy's Johnston, the latter beating both Bulldogs in the fence-off.
It took a determined stand by the sabre-fighters to win over Columbia. The foils team
trailed by a point, and the epee trio, below standard, split their nine bouts. The sabre
men then went into high gear, and with Red Vance winning three duels, turned defeat
into a 153^-11^2 victory. The sabremen again played a decisive role in the defeat of
Princeton, the count being 'i.f^/i-'^/i- DePoix and Gerath were the only men to win three
duels. Coach Deladrier took his proteges to the big city for the intercollegiates and the
excellent account which the epee men gave of themselves boosted the Tars into fourth
place in the final standings. This placed them just one notch above the West Pointers.
Johnston took third in the individual epee battle and Bell
second in Class B of the same event. The 2.1 3^2 points won
in this weapon placed the trio second to the all-conquering
N. Y. U. team. The foils showing was rather disappointing,
although Glennon was third in the Class A group. The sabre
swingers clicked a little better, and Gerath carried off
individual honors and the medal in Class C. Considering
especially their excellent performance in the pentagonal
meet and their dual meet record, the fencers' season left
little to be desired.
Korns, Officer Representative
Standing: Benson, Reid, Cease, Bush, Pace, Roper, Stiles, Clay. Kneeling: Henderson, Ross, Weiler, Nicholson, Gould, McCoy, Kitch
NAVY riflemen have long been noted as among the best in the country, and every
winter finds the boys who like to drill bulls-eyes proving their eyes and nerves
in competition with leading marksmen from other colleges. Lieutenant Clay's experts
opened their 1937 season with an easy victory over Virginia Polytechnic Institute,
1387-13 19. The Navy average of 2.7-7 was considerably below practice scores, but never-
theless much too high for V. P. I. Another opponent, Columbia, was unable to place
even one man within the scoring range of the Navy riflemen, who were led by Bill
Kitch, intercollegiate recordholder. He shot 2.82.; Captain Nicholson followed with 2.79,
and Roper was next best at 2.76. The latter made the highest standing score of the meet,
which went to Navy 13 87-1301. Next the fusileers stood out in a triangular meet against
M. I. T. and Georgetown, garnering 1392. points to 13x4 and 1301 respectively. Captain
Nicholson, shooting a perfect prone score, fired 2_8z out of
a possible 300. Kitch trailed his leader by one scant point.
Continuing their undefeated string, the Tars then downed
George Washington University by piling up the imposing
total of 1411, a season's record high. In the following match,
against Lehigh, Navy kept its record untarnished by
trouncing the Pennsylvanians,, 1384 to 13x8, although the
score was below usual par. The Yale meet took the team to
foreign soil, but nevertheless it outscored the Eli riflemen
by 36 points. Stiles a youngster newcomer, surprised by
pounding out the top score of 2.76, edging out the veterans Nicholson and Kitch for the
honors. Coach Clay's dead-eyes met their only defeat of the season at the hands of
Maryland, and then by the narrow margin of one point. At the end of the afternoon's
shooting, totals were even at 1393. In such a situation, the scoring in the offhand
position determines the winner, and Maryland had netted 433 in this bracket to Navy's
432.. It was especially disappointing to lose by such a close count, because it cost Navy
outright possession of the Middle Atlantic dual-meet championship. However, a more
important competition gave the riflemen an opportunity to redeem their season. On
March 2.0th sixteen teams competed at Annapolis, while numerous others fired at
various key positions throughout the country, all seeking the intercollegiate champion-
ship. Of the quintets entered in this region the four highest were: Navy, with a record
tally of 1397, George Washington with 1371, Pittsburgh,
and Navy's conqueror, Maryland. Kitch and Ross tied for
highest individual score at Z83, Nicholson lagged by only
one point, and Gould also topped all the outsiders. The select
Tar five took no chances on repeating their previous loss
through a drop in offhand shooting. They excelled at this
position, totaling 437 points to 405 for Pittsburgh, the
nearest competitor. No team in the country could match the
Navy performance, and for the fifth time in eight years, the
season was climaxed with an intercollegiate championship.
Wolleson, Officer Representative
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A PROMISING squad answered Coach Thompson's 1936
call for candidates. Although graduation had taken its
toll, accessions from the powerful plebe team of 1935 united
with the veteran material to round out a nicely balanced
squad. The team opened its season auspiciously with a heart-
warming victory over Princeton, 67-59, featured by Sheten-
helm's hair-raising defeat of Captain Hogan of the Tigers in
the mile. Jack Dalton and Bob Morgan, sensational young-
sters, led the sprinters to a near-sweep of the dashes. Joe
Patterson, Navy's versatile leader, was another double
winner. After a bruising spill over the last barrier had robbed
him of certain victory in the high hurdles, Patterson came
back to win both the broad jump and low hurdle events. In
the weights, Lynch, a double winner, and Bell also con-
tributed firsts to the Navy total. The following week the
squad made its annual trip to Franklin Field for the Penn
Relays. The sprint quartet, Patterson, Dalton, Morgan, and
Rich, lost a nip-and-tuck battle with Army in the 440-yard
trials, but gained glorious revenge in their heat of the longer
sprint, winning by ten yards. The Blue and Gold four ran
third in the finals, won by Texas' record shattering quarter.
Top Row: Weymouth, Finn, Holovak, Robertson, Newton, Scofield, Irvine, Denekas, Benge, Emrich, Gebhardt, Woodruff
Second Row: Sprenger (Mgr.), Lt. Jacobson (Asst. Coach), G. F. Dalton, McCrory, Holmstrom, Spear, Shetenhelm, Holden,
Fike, Stuessi (Capt. 1937), Tinling, Cutts, Lt. Williams (Asst. Coach), Thomson (Coach)
Third Row: Cresap, Pinkerton, Smith, Lockwood, J. S. Dalton, Patterson (Capt. 1936), Morgan, Rich, Shrider, Rouzee,
Front Row: Brady, Dwyer, Williams, Vinock, Baer, Rupp, Mason, Furer
Next came a victory over Virginia, in a meet marked by a
show of Navy's all-around strength. Despite the fact that
almost the whole team was restricted to one event per man,
the margin of victory was satisfactory: 71-55. Patterson
added to his other records the high hurdles mark. In the
two-mile and discus throw Navy evidenced overpowering
strength by "cleaning up." An old score was settled the
following Saturday when, on their second visit of the year
to Chapel Hill, the Blue and Gold speedsters humbled North
Carolina's forces on their home cinders. Joe Patterson added
fresh laurels and still another record to his already long
total by stepping the quarter mile in 49.1 seconds. Notable
among the field event performances was a tie in the pole
vault at 12. feet 4 inches by Pinkerton and McCrory. A
powerful Notre Dame aggregation handed the team its first
set-back to the tune of 73 3^-5 2- K- Led by the giant Don
Elser, who accounted for a first, a second, and two thirds,
the Irish walked off with eight blue ribbons. Individual
honors, however, went as usual to Patterson, who not only
won three events, but set a record for the third consecutive
week, lowering his time for the no-yard hurdles to 15
Comdr. Smith, Officer Representative
Our Olympic Hurdler
Bird's Eye View
Patterson Shows Them How
Three Point Landing
seconds. Notre Dame had a big advantage in the field events,
the lone Navy victory there being a tie between Cooper and
Pinkerton in the high jump. A resounding victory over
Maryland closed the pre-Army season. Although Captain
Patterson was out of competition, the final tally read:
Navy 78, Maryland 48. The two-mile and discus throw fur-
nished Navy sweeps, and in the half-mile Scofield won his
first victory of the season. The Army meet was every bit the
battle that advance notices predicted. In the running events
Navy got away to a sizeable lead, starting right out with
Shetenhelm's slashing victory in the mile. Then followed
thrilling victories by Cutts in the 440 and Dalton in both
dashes. Patterson's tumble over. a high hurdle when he was
well in the lead gave Navy hopes a setback, although the
valiant Tar leader came back to win the low hurdles and
score in the no. In the 880 and two-mile, respectively,
Scofield and Stuessi bowed after two terrific struggles, the
half-mile producing a meet record. Two surprising young-
sters, Swiderski and Lynch, bested West Point's favored
Thomson, DeLong, Cooper,
Rouzee, Adams, Morrell
Navy Leads in the 440
Shuler in the discus throw, and Pinkerton topped a large
field in the high jump. Pinkerton also cleared twelve-six in
the pole vault to prevent an Army monopoly. Without the
broad jump left to complete, Navy needed only first place
to clinch the meet, and victory seemed secure. However,
Captain Layne of Army outdid himself with a sparkling
leap which bettered Patterson's best effort by less than three
inches, and the Pointers went home on the long end of a
64% to 61 Yz score. Although the team season ended with
the Army meet, Patterson went on to greater heights. In
the N. C. A. A. meet at Chicago he scored fourth place in
the low hurdles. Then he won the National Junior A. A. U.
Championship in the 400-meter hurdles, twice smashing
the record. Next the Navy ace finished second in the same
event at the final Olympic tryouts. Finally, at Berlin,
Patterson, Navy's first Olympic trackman, carried the Red,
White, and Blue to fourth place in the hurdles final, a
fitting climax to a splendid career and to a creditable 1936
Shove Off !
Boating — Grey, J. S., Stroke; Schumacher, No. 7; Whiteside, No. 6; Yeates, No. 5;
BUCK Walsh faced two tasks at the beginning of
the crew season, which was late in starting be-
cause of an icebound Severn River. The first thing to be
done was to find a replacement for Joe Hood, the 1935
captain and stroke; the second, to develop a sprinting
stroke for the zooo meter Olympic trials. A rapid
stroke requiring more arm and shoulder work replaced
the slower and perhaps easier long leg-and-back drive.
Jim Gray, a three year veteran, ably filled the pace-
maker's seat. A severe setback was the temporary loss
of Dick Grey, a seasoned oarsman. The varsity crew
began with only two men, Fleming and Hoffman,
from the previous year's number one shell. Possibly
for these reasons, the first opponent, Columbia, was
able to take her Lion's share of the race by winning
both the varsity and Jayvee races. High winds lashed
the Severn River so that the race was postponed for
two hours. When the shells did venture on the turbu-
lent water, the Columbia oarsmen wore heavy sweat-
ers. Although the varsity lost by a length, the plebe
crew brightened the day with a decisive two and a
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Fleming (Capt.), No. 4; Hoffman, No. 3; Bullard, No. 2.; Bayless, Bow; Knapp, Cox.
half length lead at the finish. However, the improve-
ment of the Blue and Gold oarsmen was rapid. Their
next opponents, Cornell, had a powerful crew, almost
intact from the previous season, and reputed to be the
best in the East. Displaying vastly improved form,
the Navy crews upset predictions by scoring brilliant
victories over the Ithacans in the varsity, Jayvee,
and plebe races. Unfortunately, the "fifties" had the
wash of a motorboat to prevent them from making a
better showing against the Cornell lightweights. The
Cornell crew was undoubtedly fitted for long distance
racing, whereas the new sprint stroke had definitely
established Navy as a top-notcher among eastern inter-
collegiate sprinters. The following week, Princeton
and Syracuse fell before the powerful eights of the
Navy. On Carnegie Lake the navy junior boat moved
serenely along to win its race by two and a quarter
lengths ahead of Princeton. The Tigers made a des-
perate effort to win the varsity event but E. L. Knapp
kept the Middies beating a steady rhythmic stroke,
which, although lower than the Princeton stroke,
Little But Mighty
J. V. CREW
-Schultz, Stroke; Brown, No. 7; Swift,
No. 6; Erickson, No. 5; Minter, No. 4; Fowler,
No. 3; Weinel, No. 1; Rimmer, Bow; Rowe, Cox.
carried Navy over the finish line a length ahead.
Syracuse offered little opposition in either race. Next
at Cambridge came the Adams Cup Race which was
to establish the East's best eight. Pennsylvania was
the only undefeated crew to challenge the Tars.
Harvard took the lead, but faltered at the quarter
mile. The Blue and Gold blades then beat into the
lead and with a steady thirty-five maintained it until
the finish. Navy's time was 9:18, while Penn's was
9:19.x and Harvard's 9:16.1. By this victory, Navy
became the outstanding Eastern challenger at the
Poughkeepsie Regatta and the Olympic trials. The
Navy Junior varsity won over the other Jayvees, dis-
playing form creditable to any varsity crew. With the
noted steady improvement of the varsity eight, men-
tion must be made also of the remarkable Jayvee and
plebe crews who were making equally good a showing.
The Jayvees, stroked by Schultz, and the plebes,
stroked by Abbott, had been giving the varsity close
competition every night and thereby furnished them
the necessary practice. On June 2.2. came the prime
event of the crew world, the Poughkeepsie regatta,
where East and West raced for national laurels. Con-
ditions were ideal; the Hudson River lay asleep with
hardly a breeze to ruffle its surface. The course of four
miles is one testing to the limit the endurance of a
crew. The Navy shell flashed out to take the lead and
maintained it for two and a half miles. California was
constantly pressing, being only three quarters of a
boat length behind. In the last half mile, the greater
stamina of Washington showed in a spurt which
carried it from a trailing position to first. California
edged ahead of Navy to pass the finish line one shell
length behind the Huskies and three-quarters of a
boat length ahead of the Tars. Columbia, Cornell,
Pennsylvania, and Syracuse pulled across the line
after a considerable lapse of time. Thus Navy was the
only serious eastern threat against the west coast
predominance in racing. In the last contest of the
season, the Olympics 2.000 meters trials, the Navy
crew lost in the first heat to California and Pennsyl-
vania. Although the Blue and Gold did not reach the
peak, Buck Walsh's crew held eastern intercollegiate
supremacy. Captain Fleming and his shipmates made
a showing of which they could well be proud. Hub-
bard Hall can proudly carry these names on her walls.
150 POUND CREW
Boating — Stapler, Stroke; Skidmore, No. 7; Haddock,
No. 6; Greenup, No. 5; Taft, No. 4; Chambers, No. 3;
Varney, No. 2.; Bottenfield, Bow; Mugg, Cox.
WITH the commencement of his first season
as mentor of Navy lacrosse, "Dinty"
Moore found a strong array of new material turn-
ing out for the 1936 squad. Already known as a
builder of highly successful teams of the neigh-
boring college of St. John's, where he had taught
the sport for several years, Coach Moore met an
enthusiastic reception when he took the helm
of the Blue and Gold lacrosse team. The Tars
opened their season with an overwhelming
victory in a practice game against Dartmouth,
in which the Indians lost their scalps by a 2.1-0
score. In the first scheduled game of the season,
the effect of Dinty's coaching was shown in the
clever stick-handling of the Middies, who out-
played John Harvard to win, 8-2.. Bowers and
Mann, both youngsters, made their debut in
form assuring them varsity positions, Mann
scoring three goals. One of the Crimson points
was scored by "Van" Cleveland, formerly of '37,
who had the unusual experience of playing
against several of his old classmates. The follow-
Top Row: Moore (Coach), Miller, Hutchins,
DuBois, Maxwell, Rindskopf, Northwood.
Front Row/ Dally, Kelly, Case, Greene,
ing week at Poe Field, Princeton, the smooth
working "ham and eggers" broke a perfect
Princeton record of three years' standing by
decisively beating the Tiger ten, 8-5. In spite of
the fact that he had spent the previous week at
the hospital, Steve Mann played in this game
to score two valuable goals for the victors.
Wilbur Thing, Bowers, Dally, Maxwell, and
Faville also contributed to the scoring. In the
minds of many of the players this was the best
game of the season. Navy took a z-o lead at the
half. Princeton tied the score and Navy finally
pulled away to win. The third consecutive
victory came in a hard fought game against
Syracuse. Mann, Dally, Parham, Smith, Bowers,
Kelly, and Fellows each contributed to the win-
ing score, 8-6. Eli Yale was Navy's fourth vic-
tim. "Curt" Kelly, Navy southpaw, demon-
strated quick dodging and accurate stick-hand-
ling in the third quarter when he scored un-
assisted three times in succession. The Blue and
Gold team added the finishing touches at the
Top Row: Bowers, Evans, Parham, Cooley,
Thing, Lamond (Asst. Coach). Front Row:
Moreau (Capt. 1936), Smith (Capt. 1937)
Faville, Mehlig, Soucek, Pananides (Mgr.)
Girding for the Wars
Pananides, Dally, Smith, Soucek,
northwood and schmidt
end of the game, when "Smitty," Navy's efficient
center, scored with Cooley's assistance. He and Cooley
practically duplicated the play just before the game
ended. The Bulldog was outclassed to the tune of 8-3.
Dinty's ten thus far had had a perfect season. The win-
ning streak ended, however, in a fiercely contested game
with the University of Maryland. This club, the best in
the East, outplayed the Tars in spite of the latter's
remarkably skillful stick work in the first quarter. Navy
scored twice against this powerful team, Dally making
one goal and Smith pocketing the other after running
the length of the field with the ball. The expert lacrosse-
men of Maryland crashed through with four goals in the
last quarter to triumph, 7-2.. Another strong aggregation,
the Mount Washington Club, gave the team its second
reverse of the season, 11-1. Faville, unassisted, made the
only Navy score, forty-five seconds before the final
whistle. The Midshipmen met their old rivals, the
Greylegs, on 30 May, before a crowd of 6,000 in Michie
A Face-Off Starts the Game
An Impregnable Defense
Stadium, West Point. A speedy offensive brought three
points to the Cadets before Navy rallied. Just before the
quarter ended "Beagle" Smith carried two goals for the
Blue and Gold. The Pointers,' however, continued their
onslaught to win 10-4; Thing and Parham scoring the
other two goals for the Tars. Speaking of the team in
general, Soucek and Mehlig comprised a tight defense;
Smith and Faville a strong midfield; and "Steve" Mann,
Parham, and Thing, an effectively threatening attack.
"Curt" Kelly could be depended on for a consistent all-
around game. Two players who deserved special credit
were Moreau and Obermeyer, the men who protected
the goal. They stolidly do a part which is quite as spec-
tacular and essential to victory. Lacrosse is a singular
sport in that few fellows know how to play. the game
or handle a stick before entering the academy; but, with
the excellent coaching of "Dinty" Moore, Navy's teams
are able to stand up against the most seasoned tens of
Mehlig, Faville, Kelly, Coach Moore,
Miller and Obermeyer
The Board of Strategy
THE baseball season may well be called a success as a
season which saw the addition of a few more N-stars.
The unfortunate scarcity of N-stars makes them all the more
symbolic. The nine opened the season in a very wobbly
fashion as they dropped four of their first five encounters.
From that point onward, however, the lads rallied to break
even in the ten remaining games. Joe Eliot and Pete Summers
turned in consistently fine work during the latter part of
the season. The team and Lieutenant Commander Cloughley
were entitled to a great deal of credit for the progress
shown from game to game. The Dartmouth Indians took
a rather free hitting opener, n to 5, greatly aided by seven
Tar errors. The local boys showed considerable improve-
ment in a practice game with the St. Johnnies, and with
Joe Eliot on the mound managed to stop the Penn Staters,
2. to 1. The Middies were outhit, 6 to 3, but with the aid
of seven timely walks and a hit or so when it was needed
most, were able to get the nod. The work afield had already
shown marked improvement. The Navy pitchers put on
another fine exhibition as Summers, Hale, and Eliot limited
From left to right: Matheson (Cape), McKay
Schneider, Ingling, Hale, Anderson, Mack
Top Row: Reed (Mgr.), Lt. Comdr. Cloughley (Coach), Bentley (Coach),
Pratt (Capt. 1936), King, Seyford, Anderson, Adair, McKay, Schneider,
Andrews, Ingram, C. B. M. Andrews
Second Row: Stump, Schwaner, Schroeder, Robinson, Summers, Sexton,
Matheson (Capt. 1937), F. Hale, Mack, McFarland
Front Row: Teall, Pace, Mason, Ingling, Gibson, Eliot, Sbisa
A Hit With th
Sharpening the Eye
Vermont to seven hits and three unearned runs. The boys
failed to come through at the plate, however, as Vermont
came out on top 3 to o. Although each team had eleven hits,
more than Navy's previous total for the season, the Sailors
couldn't turn theirs to as good advantage and dropped the game
with Boston College, 10 to 6. Pratt led both squads at the plate
with three hits out of five. Albany of the International League
staged an exhibition game with the Middies on Lawrence Field
and, as was expected, walked off with the game, 1 1 to 1 . A power-
ful nine from the University of Maryland lived up to their fine
reputation as they trounced Navy, 9 to 1. Wood of the Terrapins
held the Tars to four hits while his team-mates collected fourteen
off Eliot and Hale. The batsmen rallied to take Lafayette in an
unusually close, freehitting game, 9 to 8, and kept up the good
work against the Cavaliers of Virginia in the following game,
We Meet the Army
narrowly missing a shutout as Eliot pitched his way to a i to i
victory. Pete Summers held Gettysburg to seven hits as Navy
won, 4 to 3. The Washington and Lee outfit reversed things in
the next encounter, pounding their way to the top, 17 to 6.
Ingram hammered out four of Navy's sixteen hits. Richmond,
Duke, and Princeton invaded Lawrence Field on successive dates
and each walked off with the laurels. The home squad seemed to
be building up a reserve for the Army game. The Army game
was expected to be a real battle and no one was disappointed.
It was a free-hitting battle, replete with wild pitches, wild
throws, shoestring catches, and all sorts of bad and good base-
ball. It took all nine innings to make Navy's 11 to 10 victory
secure. The boys in grey were in there all the way, but when the
final out was made it meant more N-stars for a heads-up [Navy
Nipped at Third
Top Row: Hunter (Mgr.), Mathews, Bass, Glennon, Leydon, Getken, Hatrington, Hale, Ready, Goodman
Bottom Row: Comdr. DuBose (Officer Rep.), Moore, Oelheim, Reed, Noel (Capt. 1936), Grantham (Capt. 1937), Mann,
Martin, Gaudet (Coach)
THE Navy netmen can reasonably look at their season's record
with pride. Except for a few matches with teams that
were almost in a class by themselves, the squad came through
with flying colors. They bowed to a more experienced Harvard
outfit in the opener, as the Crimson crashed through, nine to
nothing, but went on to win four straight. Haverford, Maryland,
St. Johns of Brooklyn, and Swarthmore all made the trip to
Crabtown, but had to content themselves with the scenery. All
the matches were hotly contested, but each day found the Navy
on top. The Gavaliers from Virginia were the first to break the
string as they took a long, drawn out heart-breaker at five matches
to four. Not in the least discouraged, the racqueteers came back
to outstroke a fine Duke outfit, eight to one. The score hardly
gives the "Blue Devils" the credit they deserved. The Violets
of N. Y. U. faced the middies with an awe-inspiring reputation,
but proved to be only human as they bowed to the local lads,
seven to two. Perhaps the best tennis team in intercollegiate
circles had the honor of next trimming the sailors. The Tarheels
took all nine matches, but had to earn every one. The boys from
North Carolina were really great. Showing that it really had
"what it takes," the team refused to let its morale drop and
dropped Penn State instead. The Nittany Lions put up a fine
battle, but could not quite match the steady base line play of
such Navy stars as Captain Noel, Grantham, and Martin. The
Staters went home with but three of the nine points contested for.
The first engagement of the season with a Philadelphia team was
distinctly in Navy's favor as the Owls of Temple followed the
path of many a fine squad before them to the tune of eight to one.
The University of Pennsylvania added a slightly dampening con-
clusion to a fine season as they took all nine matches in straight
sets. The squad loses most of its regulars with Captain Grantham
the only one returning.
Standing: Lyster (Mgr.), Rankin, Crutchfield, Brown (Capt.), Lt. Nutter (Officer Rep.),
Kneeling: Farrington, Cunningham, Jones, Quady
THE golf squad started off the season on April 3 by meet-
ing the Dartmouth golfers at Annapolis Roads. Weather
conditions were not of the best because of a strong, cold
wind that was blowing. The wind and fortune favored
Dartmouth's golfers, as they won by 16)^ to 10 >£. The loss
was a disappointment to the boys as they had beaten
Dartmouth in previous matches. The top of Navy's list
came through by piling up a 10 Yi to 7 Y^ margin, but the
junior pair, Cunningham and Mead, were blanked 9 to o.
Southerland, Fowler, and Holmshaw starred for Navy,
scoring all of her points. Princeton was the next team to
face the golfers. In preparation for the match, a contest
was played with the officers, which latter were favored to
win. Pug Southerland' s boys came from behind to beat the
officers, 31 }/ 2 to xzH, in a twelve man match. Captain
Pollard was medalist for the day with a 76, but in the last
round, the middies rallied and saved the day after trailing
by a point at the end of the first nine. The morale of the
team was greatly heightened and they were all set for the
Princeton battle the following week. Fate again was not
with the team. Facing an excellent Tiger squad, a dash of
cold weather, and a very tricky course, Pug's boys met a
9 to o defeat. Mead and Fowler made a strong finish but
could not get started soon enough. Georgetown, a week
later, was successful in downing Navy. The match was a
hard fought one, Navy losing because of a few inconsistent
moments of play. Mead defeated the number two George-
town player and Fowler was only beaten by a sub par 34.
Fowler was low for the team. By losing to Princeton and
Georgetown Navy dropped to the bottom of the inter-
Straight Down the Fairway
collegiate list. Next Navy faced the crack Washington and
Lee outfit, and lost by the score of 17 to 10. Considering
that Washington and Lee had one of the best squads in the
South, the defeat was not a great upset. The matches were
very close, as Fowler pushed the ace of the Washington and
Lee team to the limit. Brown, Mead, and Cunningham
were more successful; they scored all of Navy's points.
Navy didn't click very well against Virginia as they bowed,
17 Vi to 9^- The match was featured by the consistently
low scores of the opponents, as only one man carded over
80. Mead shot a fine 75 for Navy's lone win. The squad
turned in a fine performance against Johns Hopkins in trim-
ming them 2.3 K to 4}^. Everyone was finding things pretty
much to his liking. Crutchfield's 76 was low for the day.
A glance at the season's record is not an encouraging one,
but considering the time the boys have to practice and the
fact that the sport is new at Annapolis, the golfers deserve a
lot of credit. Holmshaw, Fowler, Crutchfield, and Souther-
land were lost to the cause by graduation, but prospects
were bright because of the large source of material which
was available for the 1937 season.
Captain Brown Sinks One
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A Powerful Foursome
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Top Row; Turner, Molteni, Caldwell, Welte, Giffen, Olsen, Bliss, Henderson
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A SEASON which finds only one defeat marring a record
of four matches against rifle teams of the high caliber
of Navy's annual opponents may well be termed successful.
The 1936 Sharpshooters came out on the short end against
their ancient enemies, the Marines, but overbalanced this
loss by defeating three National Guard teams in the course
of the season. Moreover, in not a single meet did any op-
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only those perennial experts, the Marines, were able to
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with Essex Troop of the New Jersey National Guard in the
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which he was to maintain unbroken throughout the season,
leading both teams for the title of high gun. His total was
2.4Z out of a possible 2.50. Only a point behind was Bill
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the losers' best individual effort, and the team compiled a
record total for the season, 1360. In the second match the
riflemen had their only taste of defeat. This was a triangular
affair, with the Marine Detachments from Philadelphia and
Quantico providing two of the angles, and the visitors
proved just a little too good for their hosts. The "Gyrenes"
superiority over the 600-yard course gave them a decisive
margin of victory. The totals read: Quantico, 2.373; Phila-
delphia, 2.359; Navy, 2.342.. Huxtable duplicated his score
of the previous week, which was also matched by two
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five experienced men were lost by graduation, a strong
nucleus returned for the 1937 season, auguring well for
Wolleson, Feldmf.yer, Molteni, Henderson, Gerath, Nicholson
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manufacture of marine equipment, Westinghouse has built propulsion and auxiliary ma-
chinery for practically every class of vessel.
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WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY
yiany M.ore ^Livers
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463 Fifth Avenue New York, N. Y.
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
Aircraft Radio Corporation 475
American Automatic Electric Sales Company. 512.
American Engineering Company 498
Anderson Brothers Consolidated Companies,
Annapolis Banking and Trust Company 508
Annapolis Preparatory School 468
Arma Engineering Company, Inc 475
Arundel Corporation 475
Association of Army-Navy Stores, Inc 515
B. G. Corporation 484
Babcock & Wilcox Company 503
Bailey, Banks & Biddle Company 480
Bath Iron Works Corporation 474
Bausch & Lomb Optical Company 490
Beck Engraving Company 507
Bellevue-Stratford Hotel 510
Wm. H. Bellis Company 482.
Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Ltd. . . . 504
Blue Lantern Inn 506
Brown and Sharpe Mfg. Co 502.
Capital Gazette Press 497
Carr, Mears & Dawson 485
Carvel Hall 485
Castle Gate Hosiery & Glove Co., Inc 508
Circle Theatre 491
Cluett, Peabody & Company 470
Colt's Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co 498
Thos. Cook & Son 481
Curtiss- Wright Corporation 473
Davis Stationery 496
DuBois Press, The : . 493
Electric Boat Company 479
Federal Services Finance Corporation 479
Field & Flint Company 505
Florsheim Shoe Company 487
Ford Instrument Company, Inc 491
Gieves, Limited 489
Hotel Governor Clinton 5ox
Hyman Gruskin 488
Haas Tailoring Company 496
Hamilton Hotel 487
Harris & Ewing 490
Herzog &: Kramer 514
Hilborn-Hamburger, Inc 495
Horr, J. A. Frederick 474
Horstmann Uniform Company 480
Hyde, John C 506
Kingsbury Machine Works, Inc 482.
Krementz and Co 483
Liggett and Myers Tobacco Co 469
Log, The 509
Martinique Hotel 5 iz
Merriam, G. & C. Co 495
Meyer, N. S 514
Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of
America, Inc 511
National Publishing Company 468
Navy Mutual Aid Association 496
Navy Relief Society 497
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. 478
New York Life Insurance Co 500
Ohlen-Bishop Co 495
R. C. A. Manufacturing Co., Inc 471
Jacob Reed's Sons 476-477
S. W. Rice, Inc 504
Rogers Peet Company 481
Schuele, Peppier & Kostens 491
Seamen's Bank for Savings 503
Severn School 488
Seward Trunk and Bag Co 501
Sperry Gyroscope Co 472.
Spalding, A. G. & Co 471
Sterling Shirts and Collars 508
Stetson Shoe Stores, Inc _^ 499
Submarine Signal Co 495
Frank Thomas Co. , Inc 500
Tiffany & Company 467
Tilghman Company 474
Trident Society 514
United Aircraft Corporation 486
United Services Automobile Association 470
U. S. Hoffman Machinery Corporation 492.
U. S. N. A. Preparatory School 483
U. S. Naval Institute 494
Vanadium Alloys Steel Co 506
Waterbury Tool Co 468
Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. 513
White Studio 501
Worumbo Company 510
Wright Aeronautical Corporation 473
E. A. Wright Company 488
Zeiss, Carl, Inc 506
Activities Section 344
Administration Section 30
Art Club 376
Athletic Section 392.
Biographies (see index) 518
Biographies: First Battalion 104
Second Battalion 150
Third Battalion 196
Fourth Battalion 144
Boat Club 389
Bugle Corps 64
Business Staff ^362.
Cheer Leaders 391
Christian Association 379
Christmas Card Committee 378
Classes: First 82.
Class History: Fourth Class Year Z94
Third Class Year 304
Second Class Year 316
First Class Year 3x8
Class Supper Committee __ 38Z
Commandant, The 36
Collision Cases 2.86
Crest Committee 385
Cross Country 41Z
Economics and Government Department 56
Electrical Engineering Department 50
English and History Department 51
Executive Department 40
Executive Officer 37
Fall Sports 396
Glee Club 357
Goat Keepers 391
History, Class i88
Hop Committee 380
Hygiene Department 60
Indoor Rifle '. 462.
Juice Gang 361
Languages Department 54
Log, The 370
Lucky Bag, The 366
Mandolin Club 356
Marine Engineering Department 46
Mathematics Department 48
Motion Picture Gang 384
Musical Clubs 351
NA Ten 359
Ordnance Department 44
Outdoor Rifle 463
Pep Committee 390
President, The 33
Press Gang 390
Physical Education Department 58
Property Gang •. 3 63
Quarterdeck Society 388
Radio Club 386
Reception Committee 387
Reef Points 373
Regimental Staffs 65
Rifle, Outdoor 463
Ring Committee 377
Ring Dance Committee 383
Seamanship and Navigation Department 42.
Secretary of the Navy, The 34
Spring Sports 440
Stage Gang 360
Stripers: First Battalion 66
Second Battalion 70
Third Battalion 74
Fourth Battalion 78
Superintendent, The 35
Tennis . ., 458
Trident, The 371
Water Polo 432.
Winter Sports 414
Yard, The 16
INDEX TO BIOGRAPHIES
Adams, H. D 197
Adams, T. M 151
Adelman, M . 199
Anderson, G.J Z03
Andrea, J. P Z45
Arentzen, E. S Z4Z
Armijo, G. W., Jr 104
Aylesworth, A. W 196
Baer, D. G 147
Baker, H. W z 4 6
Baldwin, M. H., Jr 150
Ball, R. E 153
Ballinger, J. M 105
Barkley, R. L 107
Barninger, C. A., Jr zoi
Barry, W. J 15Z
Barton, H. H 108
Bell, D. B z 49
Bennett, J. C 155
Benson, R. H., Jr 104
Bernard, L. G Z48
Bevernick, R. A 2.51
Bieri,B. H.,Jr 154
Blankinship, C. 1 157
Blasdel, F. G., Jr Z50
Boal, J. K no
Bottenfield, R. D 113
Bottomley, H. S., Jr 156
Brantley,- W. L 2.06
Brinckloe, W. D., Jr 159
Bringle, W. F 158
Bromeyer, J. R Z53
Brown, J. V 117
Brown, W. B 161
Brown, W. M zoi
Browning, C L zo8
Buckley, F. D 160
Burch, C. A Z52.
Burfeind, H.F in
Burgess, R. H., Jr 163
Burt, P. S., Jr 118
Byrum, P. R., Jr 12.0
Carnes, J. M 2.1 1
Carr, A. J 119
Carroll, J. B 114
Carson, J. D 162.
Cassidy, E. W izi
Chambers, O. A 113
Cheney, J. F 15Z
Chipley, G. W Z55
Clapham, L. B xio
Clark, F. E., II 212
Clegg, D. C zi 7
Coker, C. W 118
Colbert, R. G 2.03
Connor, T. H. \V 2.54
Cooper, M. L., Jr 2.14
Cousins, R. W 2.13
Crenshaw, W. R 115
Cresap, J. B 1x3
Crowell, D. C zo8
Cruse, J. H 2.57
Culhane, T. A., Jr Z19
Cunningham, T. D.- 12.4
Currie, J. P 156
Currier, R. N Z59
Dally, F. E. , Z15
Dalton, J, F 165
Davies, T. D. . . ■ 2.04
Davis, L. O 164
Dean, D. A 160
Deckelman, D. B 167
de Golian, F. E., Jr Z54
De Long, E. G 166
Denton, J. B . 126
DeVane, J. M., Jr 173
Dodds, C. R z 5 z
Dodson, J. A., Jr zzo
Doerflinger, C. R 11 1
Dressendorfer, D. E 169
Duncan, G. A., Jr Z57
Dyson, J. C zoo
Eddy, F. M Z09
Edwards, T. E., Jr ZZ3
Ellerton, G. C, Jr ZZ4
Elliott, J. D., Jr Z46
Ely, W. C z 5 8
Erly, R. B 1Z9
Ewoldt, L. E 106
Farrington, R. F 168
Faville, J. N zz6
Ferrara, M zzi
Fey, W. L., Jr 196
Filippone, S z6i
Finney, E. C zz8
Fisher, A. W., Jr 130
Flenniken, C. W., Jr 133
Ford, W. W 171
Foster, G. H 170
Foster, R. M 1Z5
Freedman, A. S., Jr ziz
Friedrick, E. S 151
Fuhrman, A. S 135
Gardes, A. W., Jr z6o
Garvin, J. B Z19
Gay, D., Jr 108
Gerath, J. A., Jr 134
Gerken, A. F 173
Gibson, C. E 109
Gibson, E. B., Jr Z44
Gibson, J. E 17Z
Gilkeson, F. B 175
Glennon, H. R., Jr Z55
Goodloe, C Z63
Goodman, S z6z
Gore, CM 133
Grantham, E. A Z31
Gregg, W zi6
Grey, J. R 107
Groves, A Z65
Gustin, J. R 174
G. Watkin, W. E Z53
Hahn, H. B 169
Hale, F., Jr 2.64
Hall, W. C.,Jr 177
Halla, R. A 166
Hammond, W.J z6o
Hansen, W. C zo6
Hanson, K. E Z67
Harmuth, W. B Z05
Harper, T. E izz
Hart, P. H 171
Hartman, H.J Z53
Hartmann, P. E z66
Harveson, H. A Z69
Held, W.J Z14
Henderich, F. J z68
Henderson, F. H., Jr 137
Hess, J. B Z71
Hessel, E. W Z3Z
Hirschberger, C. R 136
Hocker, CM Z35
Holden, J. R 104
Holden, R Z67
Holmes, T. S 13Z
Howard, H. W Z34
Howland, W. A. H 270
Huelsenbeck, P. C ZZ7
Huey, D. E 176
Hughes, J. G Z69
Hughes, R. B Z05
Ingling, F. W z6z
Jakeman, L. F ZZ9
Janney, F. E 179
Johnson, D. L 178
Johnston, J. P. M Z63
Jones, Q. B zi8
Jordan, M. H , . 138
Joyce, G. P 174
Julihn, L. V 181
Keen, W. H.,Jr z 3 o
KelleyJ. L.,Jr i 9 z
Kelly, J. C 193
Kessler, W. M Z65
King, J. W z 73
Kissinger, R., Jr 181
Konchar, R. J Z7Z
Kreikenbaum, F. E Z75
Kuhn, C H Z74
Lajaunie, L. A., Jr 139
Lake, C.E Z77
Lander, R. B., Jr Z39
Lanham, H. P 115
Lansdowne, F. M i6z
Lawrence, S. G Z76
INDEX TO BIOGRAPHIES
Lirette, J. R nz
Lowndes, W. R 157
Lyke, D. W zio
Lytle, M. H 140
Mack, W. P 141
Madison, J. R 197
Madley, E. P 2.16
Mason, W. B., Jr 2.79
Matheson, G. G z68
Mayes, J.N 150
McCormack, V. F 2.59
McDowell, E. H 131
McKaig, M. B 106
McKay, F. D.,Jr z66
Mead, S. M.,III z 3 8
Mehle, R. W 134
Mehlop, D. L 137
Mehlig, J. L Z36
Meigs, C. H Z36
Menefee, F. F Z3 1
Merryman, J. W Z39
Messenheimer, C. A zzi
Michelsen, A., Jr zz8
Miller, John D 180
Miller, T. L 183
Mingay,J. I z 33
Minter, C. S., Jr Z47
Molteni, P. G.,Jr i8z
Moore, P. B Z40
Moore, R. Austin 185
Moore, T. H iz6
Morrell, R. J., Jr Z41
Morse, J. F 175
Mountrey, R. W 136
Narter, G. G nz
Nash, C. A., Jr z 7 8
Nccl.J. W zz 9
Nester, H. W., Jr 184
Newell, F. R., Jr Z77
Nicholson, R. P. . 143
Nielsen, J. L 144
Nixon, T. J., Ill 199
Norman, G. P 158
Northwood, R. H . . . 187
Obermeyer, J. A 138
O'Hare, E. H 141
Oke, F. M 113
O'Neil, G. E.,Jr z 3 8
O'Rourke, J. S. . . z8i
Otter, B. V Z7Z
Pace, J. E Z13
Parker, R. F Z40
Patriarca, F. A 1Z7
Patrick, K. W iz 5
Patterson, D. D zz6
Patty, J. C.,Jr z 37
Pearsall, T.J Z78
Peterson, T. M 186
Phaler, W. L Z70
Pond, J. E., Jr 119
Porter, W. M 176
Pound, K. E 144
Pridmore, J. A 189
Pritchard, R.J Z3Z
Putman, C. F 141
Radcliffe, D. S 170
Ramey, S. E Z45
Ramsey, O. M 135
Rankin, E. P 198
Reece, H. B ZZ5
Reese, J. D., Jr 105
Reid,J. B 130
Reid, W. S z 73
Rengel, J. C 189
Rich, A. W Z64
Riley, P.J 198
Rimmer, H. R 163
Rixey, F. S 188
Robertson, A. C z8o
Robertson, K. C ZZ7
Robinson, J. P., Jr 147
Roby, T. W.,Jr 116
Rogers, R. S 1Z7
Ross, J. G 17Z
Roth, E 178
Rouzee, G. M izi
Rowe, H. A 14Z
Ruge, R. F zoo
Rupp, L. A 146
Rydeen, F. C z8 3
Sanderson, E. G 168
Savage, R. L., Jr 185
Scales, J. R 191
Schmidt, J. S 143
Schneider, F. H., Jr 1Z4
Scofield, E. K z6i
Scott, J. F 13Z
Seitz, T. H z8o
Shaffer, J. C 147
Shamer, F.N 177
Shea, M. W 180
Sherry, H. B 154
Shick, S., Jr Z07
Shrider, H. D zoz
Shupper, B. H zzz
Simpson, J. W 190
Sipple, H. D Z56
Skidmore, B. D z8z
Slaughter, J. S Z35
Smart, F. F., Jr Z58
Smart, R. C 167
Smith, R. A Z75
Smith, W. D Z51
Smith, W. R.,Jr 188
Snodgrass, R. A ZZ5
Snyder, W. A Z48
Soucek, A. H Z34
Spruance, E. D z8i
Stein, C, Jr zzo
Stencil, W. J Z79
Stevens, W. M Z37
Stevens, W. R zn
Stewart, W. S Z15
Stockman, W.J Z83
Stokes, T. R izz
Street, G. L.,III 187
Strong, S. B Z49
Stuart, A. J Z76
Stuessi, W. J 117
Sullivan, J. G 155
Swift, H. M. S 183
Tamny, L. D 114
Tate, R. V 156
Taylor, F. W iz8
Taylor, J. E 165
Taylor, P. K izo
Thomas, J. A 150
Thomas, N. E Z85
Thompson, M. D 109
Transue, H. C i8z
Turner, T. L Z74
Usher, H. L., Jr 190
Vance, R. T 184
Van Patten, E. H., Jr Z17
Vorse, A. O., Jr 179
Vroome, R. L z8z
Wadleigh, J. R 159
Walker, J. L zoz
Wallace, R. H no
Walsh,]. G.,Jr z 4 i
Warder, H. W 186
Ware, R. M ZZ3
Watkins, J. H. Z71
Watkins, N. P Z33
Watters, E. C, III 145
Waugh, R. A 140
Wengrovius, D. V Z07
Wescott, R. H., Jr 19Z
West, R. C iz8
Wettack, J. T zzz
Wheeler, R. V., Jr 191
Whistler, J. C Z09
White, D. M 164
Wildt, V. H zz 4
Willey, R. S z8 5
Williams, R. B 161
Wilsie, F. E 145
Wilson, M. C Z84
Witters, A. G 116
Woodard, S. E 139
Woodhull, R. B Z84
Worth, F. R. W zi8
Yavorsky, J. T 193
Young, H. M 131
Zavadil, A. P., Jr 1Z9
Zellner, C.J Z30
Zimny, S. M 146
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